Service Number: 2617
Enlisted: 21 June 1915, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Driver
Died: Illness -Acute Bronchitis and influenza, France, 12 February 1919
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
Plot X111, Row C, Grave 35 Headstone inscription reads: Loved in life Honoured in death Treasured in memory
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cottesloe State School WW1 Honour Board, Mosman Park Memorial Rotunda
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2617, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
26 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2617, 12th Infantry Battalion
26 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2617, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Fremantle
27 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, Under provisions of the AIF Order number 7855.3.8.17
12 Feb 1919: Involvement Driver, SN 2617

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Isabella Edmonds of 10 Henry Street, Cottesloe, WA; brother of May Edmonds

21 June 1915 - mother sighed the letter of consent for John to enlist

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