Edgar Albert MAXWELL

MAXWELL, Edgar Albert

Service Number: 2216
Enlisted: 1 May 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Manoora, South Australia, 21 November 1891
Home Town: Saddleworth, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Manoora Public School and Glenelg Grammar School
Occupation: Farmer and Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, Noreuil, France, 2 April 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery, Picardie
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Manoora Institute Supreme Sacrifice Roll, Manoora Pictorial Honour Roll, Manoora Roll of Honour WW1, Riverton Holy Trinity Anglican Church Honour Roll WW1, Saddleworth Institute Roll of Honor WW1, Saddleworth Memorial Trees Plaque, Saddleworth St. Aidans Church Roll of Honour, Saddleworth War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2216, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2216, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAS Ballarat, Adelaide
20 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2216, 50th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
2 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2216, 50th Infantry Battalion, Noreuil, , AWM WW1 Roll Of Honour: imported - 9 Jun 2022, Roll: Roll of Honour, CONFLICT: First World War, 1914-1918, NAME: Maxwell, Edgar Albert, SERVICE: Australian Imperial Force, SERVICE_NUMBER: 2216, UNIT: 50th Australian Infantry Battalion, RANK: Private, DATE_OF_DEATH: 2/4/1917, CAUSE_OF_DEATH: Killed in action, PLACE_OF_DEATH: France, AGE_AT_DEATH: 25, CEMETERY_MEMORIAL: Noreuil Australian Cemetery, Picardie, France, PLACE_OF_ASSOCIATION: Saddleworth, South Australia, Australia, ALIAS: , PANEL NUMBER: 151

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Biography

"...2216 Private Edgar Albert Maxwell, 50th Battalion, of Saddleworth, SA. A farmer and blacksmith before enlisting in May 1916, Pte Maxwell left Australia for England with the 4th Reinforcements in August 1916 and arrived in France for service on the Western Front in February 1916. He was killed in action during the 50th Battalion's attack on Noreuil on 2 April 1917, aged 25. Pte Maxwell's younger brother, Bombardier Norman Basil Maxwell, 11th Brigade Field Artillery, died from appendicitis on 24 December 1916, aged 22..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

Son of John and Sarah Ann Maxwell, of "Hazeleigh," Saddleworth,  South Australia. Born at Manoora, South Australia. 

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