Eric Stanley EDWARDS

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EDWARDS, Eric Stanley

Service Number: 5087
Enlisted: 16 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: York, Western Australia, 18 May 1884
Home Town: Denmark, Denmark, Western Australia
Schooling: Beverley School, Western Australia
Occupation: Miller
Died: Died of wounds, Bapaume, Somme Sector, FrancePlot II, Row D, Grave No. 41, 1 April 1917, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 41, Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beverley St Mary's Anglican Church Lynch Gate, Beverley War Memorial, York War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5087, 16th Infantry Battalion
31 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5087, 16th Infantry Battalion
31 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5087, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Fremantle
7 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 11th Infantry Battalion
20 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 51st Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, SN 5087, 51st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Eric Stanley EDWARDS was born in York, Western Australia in 1885

His parents were William John EDWARDS & Maria Ann MOULTON who married in Beverley, WA in 1881

He married Ivy May OLIVER in WA in 1916