George Peacock EDWARDS

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EDWARDS, George Peacock

Service Number: 80
Enlisted: 4 October 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 1889
Home Town: Turramurra, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney CofE Grammar School
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Died of Illness (Meningitis), Cairo, Egypt, 20 November 1916
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gunnedah Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 80, Sydney, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 80, 1st Light Horse Regiment
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 80, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 80, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Light Horse Regiment
28 Nov 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Light Horse Regiment
20 Nov 1916: Involvement Lieutenant, 1st Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Lieutenant George Peacock Edwards, 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment. A grazier from Gunnedah, NSW prior to enlistment, Lt Edwards embarked with the rank of Private from Sydney on HMAT Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914. Whilst serving at Gallipoli he was promoted to Corporal and was evacuated to England suffering from enteritis. Following his return to Gallipoli, he was promoted to Lieutenant and, whilst in Egypt awaiting further deployment, he died of meningitis on 20 November 1916 and was buried in the Cairo War Cemetery." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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