Edward Andrew MCNAMARA

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MCNAMARA, Edward Andrew

Service Number: 1813
Enlisted: 25 May 1915, Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 5 December 1892
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: St Columbas RC School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 2 September 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1813, Hobart, Tasmania
17 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1813, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1813, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1813, 26th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1813, 26th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1813, 26th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1813 Private Edward Andrew McNamara, 26th Battalion from North Hobart, Tasmania. A 22 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 25 May 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 2nd Reinforcements from Melbourne on 17 July 1915 aboard HMAT Orsova. He served at Gallipoli, in France and in Belgium before being killed in action at Mont St Quentin, France on 2 September 1918. Pte McNamara is buried in the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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