Thomas Anthony EDSON MM

EDSON, Thomas Anthony

Service Number: 1852
Enlisted: 7 October 1915
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 5th Division Artillery
Born: Lyndoch, South Australia, 22 August 1888
Home Town: Paringa, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Black Hill Primary School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia , 6 February 1966, aged 77 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Broken Hill Cemetery, New South Wales
Plot: Methodist, OB, Row 10, Plot 36
Memorials: Blanchetown & District WW1 Memorial, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4)
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World War 1 Service

7 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1852, 9th Light Horse Regiment
5 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, 1852, 9th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
5 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, 1852, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Afric, Melbourne
1 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 5th Division Artillery
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Bombardier, 1852
10 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Bombardier, 1852, 5th Division Artillery , MILITARY MEDAL Discharged from HQ 4 M.D. in South Australia as Medically Unfit for Duty after serving 3 years 188 days for his country.
17 Oct 1919: Honoured Military Medal, for Bravery in the Field awarded by His Majesty the King of England.

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

He was awarded his Military Medal by General Birdwood (UK) in Adelaide on 6 March 1920.