William Albert EDWARDS


EDWARDS, William Albert

Service Number: 910
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Echuca, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kerang, Victoria, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Rochester, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: Rochester State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Row L, Grave 4 Headstone inscription reads: Kept in loving memory by Mother, Ern, Rhodes, Bert Nellie, Bell, Alice
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 910, Enlisted at Echuca, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 910, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 910, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Edwards and Johanna Melchart Edwards nee Johnson of Baynes Street, Rochester, Victoria. Brother of Thomas Rhodes Edwards, Ernest Edwin Edwards, Ellen (Nellie) Lyle Edwards, Isabella (Bell) Jessie Edwards, Mary Alice Edwards and Herbert Richard Edwards who returned to Australia on 22 December 1918 having served with the 38th Battalion

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