Edward James PRITCHARD

PRITCHARD, Edward James

Service Number: 5512
Enlisted: 30 December 1915, At Sea
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mt. Pleasant, Qld., 23 December 1894
Home Town: North Pine, Queensland
Schooling: Mt. Pleasant State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Brisbane, Qld., 12 February 1952, aged 57 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Memorials: Dayboro Showgrounds War Memorial, Dayboro War Memorial, Mount Pleasant Upper North Pine Honour Roll, Pine Shire Council Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5512, 12th Infantry Battalion, At Sea
20 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 5512, 12th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: SS Hawkes Bay embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
20 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 5512, 12th Infantry Battalion, SS Hawkes Bay, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Edward's parents were William James Pritchard and Sarah Jane Littlefield. Edward attended Mt Pleasant, and with his brothers was among the first children to attend. The Pritchard family was pioneers of Mt Pleasant. Edward was a stretcher bearer and was wounded in Belgium, he returned to Australia in 1917. His brothers Joseph Henry [521] and William John [58000] also enlisted, with all three brothers returning home. Edward's surname is Pritchard on his birth certificate and on his war record but Upritchard on the war memorials.