Edgar Sydney EMERY

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EMERY, Edgar Sydney

Service Number: 13
Enlisted: 21 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Magill, South Australia, 31 December 1895
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in action, France, 19 July 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Magill Honour Board, Magill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 13, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 13, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
26 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 13, 32nd Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 13, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography

"THE LATE LANCE-SERGEANT EDGAR S. EMERY.

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Emery, of New-road, Magill, have received information by cable that their second son, Lance-Sergeant Edgar S. Emery, of the 32nd Battalion, A.I.F., was killed in action on July 17. He enlisted as a private and left South Australia with the rank of corporal. He was for some time in Egypt, and received promotion shortly before sailing. Lance-Sergeant Emery was only 20 years of age, and in addition to being very popular with his fellows was a young officer of more than ordinary military ability." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 19 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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