Edward Barr FOGDEN

FOGDEN, Edward Barr

Service Number: 2362
Enlisted: 23 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yalpara, South Australia, 15 April 1888
Home Town: Orroroo, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 6 December 1957, aged 69 years
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide Commissioner of Public Works Roll of Honour, Orroroo District Roll of Honour WW1, Orroroo Morchard Public School Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

23 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2362, Keswick, South Australia
13 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2362, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: ''
13 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2362, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Adelaide
21 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2362, 10th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road, Shell wound (left shoulder)
21 May 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, 2362, 10th Infantry Battalion


EDWARD BARR FOGDEN born 15th April 1888 Yalpara SA. He enlisted into the 27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcements 1st AIF 23rd June 1915. He was allotted the service number 2362. He was taken on strength 16th July 1915. He embarked 14th September 1915 and disembarked Serapeum, Egypt.

He was taken on strength in Tel el Kebir on 12th January 1916. He was admitted to hospital with thigh and groin stain and he transferred to the 10th Battalion on the 28th February 1916. He embarked for Marseilles, France on the 28th March 1916. On the 8th March 1917 he proceeded to England for training.

He proceeded overseas to France on the 23rd July 1917 and joined the 10th Battalion 8th August 1917. From the 1st of September to the 18th the Battalion was involved in battle training at Bleu. They marched out to Steinvoorde and encountered action at Polygon Wood on the 20th where Edward was wounded in Action on the 21st September 1917, suffering a shell wound to left shoulder with his scapular visible. He embarked for England on the 23rd of September and was admitted to the County Middlesex war hospital on the 27th.

He embarked for Australia per the hospital ship “Karoola” 25th November 1917 and disembarked Australia 10th January 1918. He was discharged from the 1st AIF medically unfit 21st May 1918.

He was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Edward died 6th December 1957 and is buried in the Cheltenham Cemetery, SA.

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