Edward William (Edward William Benjamin) CREIGHTON

CREIGHTON, Edward William (Edward William Benjamin)

Service Number: 120
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, 26 February 1894
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Model School, North Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 22 August 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Prowse Point Cemetery
Plot 111, Row A, Grave 19 Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the dearly loved son of E. Creighton of Adelaide, Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Wallonie, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, North Adelaide Christ Church Honour Board, North Adelaide Public School Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 120, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 120, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 120, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
2 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 10th Battalion to the 50th Battalion at Serapeum
25 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 50th Infantry Battalion, In the field
11 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 50th Infantry Battalion, In the field
22 Aug 1917: Involvement Corporal, 120, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 120 awm_unit: 50 Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1917-08-22

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Registered birth name is Edward William Benjamin Creighton. Book/Page 537/180 

Son of Albert Joseph Creighton and (Theresa) Elizabeth (nee Feist) Creighton of 42 Tynte Street, North Adelaide, SA.

Brother of Albert Alexander Creighton, Clara Annie Creighton and  Ada Clara Creighton

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal