Edgar James (Ed) EBSARY OAM

EBSARY, Edgar James

Service Numbers: 426056, SX9760, SX9760
Enlisted: 26 July 1940
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bute, South Australia, 15 October 1919
Home Town: Bute, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Barunga Primary School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural Causes, Barunga Retirement Village Port Broughton, 13 January 2022, aged 102 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Bute District Council WW2 Roll of Honor, Bute War Memorial Garden
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World War 2 Service

26 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN 426056, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1940: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX9760, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion, SS Mauretania (II)
7 Jun 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX9760, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion, Syria - Operation Exporter
30 Jan 1942: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX9760, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion, Ile de France via Bombay Transfer to City of London to Colombo
18 Aug 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX9760, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion, Kokoda - Papua New Guinea
10 Nov 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX9760, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion, Buna / Gona / Sanananda "The Battle of the Beachheads" - New Guinea
18 Oct 1943: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN SX9760, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns
10 May 1944: Promoted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, Army Training Units, No.10 OTU Woodside SA from 10 Feb 1944
10 Oct 1944: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN SX9760, 31/51 (amalgamated) Infantry Battalion AMF, Bougainville
30 Oct 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN SX9760 , 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion

WW2

an excellent narrative of this soldiers life, pre war, war service and post war was included in the Adelaide Advertiser SA Weekend supplement on April 16th 2022. Born 15 Oct 1919, died 13 Jan 2022 at Burunga Village, at Port Broughton SA and buried locally. Awarded an OAM in 1990 for his service to the community and had been made a Life Membe of the RSL for services to his comrades since the war. Lest We Forget. Rest in Peace

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Biography

WORLD WAR 2 SERVICE

24th June 1941   Private, 2nd/27th in Palestine

18th Oct 1943    Sargeant, 2nd/27th in Papua New Guinea

7th May 1944     Lieutenant, 31st/51st in Pacific Islands

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Joined 2nd/27th Battalion AIF 25/7/41

Served in the Middle East. Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon (Syrian campaign)

Served Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands

Attended No 10 course O.C.T.U. 14/2/44

Confirmed rank Lieutenant 7/5/44

Posted to 31/51 Battalion AMF  10/10/44

Served Pacific Islands. Bouganville Island, Nauru Island & Ocean Island

Discharged 30/10/1945

Total Service: Australia       679 days

                     Overseas  1,031 days

                          Total     1,710 days

 Wounded in Action:     8/9/42

 Wounded in Action:  29/12/42

 Malaria:                    16/3/43 

POST WAR SERVICE: Citizens Military Forces  23/8/51

                              Lieutenant,  4/26056, C Coy 43/48 Bn 

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