Peter George EDWARDS

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EDWARDS, Peter George

Service Number: 4704
Enlisted: 28 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Houghton, South Australia, 4 January 1892
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Houghton Public School
Occupation: Horse driver/Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, Zonnebeke, Belgium, 7 October 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Edwardstown District WW1 Roll of Honor, Houghton War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Unley Sturt Football Club WW1 Honour Roll, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

28 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4704, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4704, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
7 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4704, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

"...4704 Corporal Peter George Edwards, 27th Battalion, of Unley, SA... A horse driver and footballer with the Sturt Football Club before enlisting in January 1916, Cpl Edwards left Australia with the 12th Reinforcements in April 1916 and arrived in France for service on the Western Front in September 1916. He was killed in action during the Second Division's attack at Passchendaele on 7 October 1917, aged 26, and has no known grave..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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