Arthur Leslie EDDY

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EDDY, Arthur Leslie

Service Number: 1904
Enlisted: 23 March 1916, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, 1896
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Broken Hill Central Public School
Occupation: Trucker
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 18 October 1917
Cemetery: Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery
G 11, Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Barrier District Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Oxide Street Church Honour Roll, Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1904, 50th Infantry Battalion, Broken Hill, New South Wales
13 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1904, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1904, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
17 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1904, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of W J and Elizabeth Jane EDDY
Of Oxide Street, Broken Hill NSW

"1904 Driver Arthur Leslie Eddy, 50th Battalion from Broken Hill, NSW. A 20 year old trucker prior to enlisting on 23 March 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 3rd Reinforcements from Adelaide on 13 July 1916 aboard HMAT Seang Bee. Following further training in England, he joined the battalion in France in December 1916. Driver Eddy was wounded in action at Broodseinde Ridge, Belgium on 17 October 1917 and died from his wounds the next day. He is buried in the Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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