Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 15 November 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: York, Western Australia, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Beaconsfield State School
Occupation: Manual Training Instructor for the WA Education Department
Died: Killed In Action, France, 2 September 1918
Cemetery: Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu. France
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Memorials: Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial, Kalgoorlie St John's Anglican Church Honour Roll, West Leederville St Barnabas Anglican Church Edmondson Plaque, West Leederville St Barnabas Anglican Church Honour WW1 Board, West Leederville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 28th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1916: Involvement 28th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Suffolk embarkation_ship_number: A23 public_note: ''
13 Oct 1916: Embarked 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle
2 Sep 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 28th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 28 Battalion awm_rank: Lieutenant awm_died_date: 1918-09-02

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Biography contributed by Rosemary Ritorto

His family submitted this tribute for Edwin in the book "Australia's Fighting Sons of the Empire", p. 261: "Lieutenant Edwin Edmondson, 28th Battalion, son of James and Louisa Edmondson, Palymra, East Fremantle, was born at York, W.A. He was married on the 30th October, 1915 to Margery Grace Siggs, daughter of Caleb and Lilian Siggs, 50 Shaftesbury-street, Leederville, and has one child Kenrid Edwin Edmondson. He enlisted on the 10th October 1916, and embarked for England with the 16th Reinforcements, 28th Battalion. Early in 1917 he crossed to France where he contracted trench fever and was sent to hospital. On his recovery he rejoined his unit, but was gassed at Ypres in October, 1917, and sent to Wandsworth Hospital. In 1918 he returned to France, and on the 2nd September 1918 he made the supreme sacrifice at Mont St Quentin, at the age of 28 years." Edwin's wife Margery was not only to lose her husband to the war but also one of her brothers, Roland Alfred Siggs. Edwin and Margery's son Kenrid, who was born after his father enlisted and never got to meet his father, served in the Royal Australian Air Force in World War II.