GEORGE WILLIAM EDMONDS

 

 

Born: 22nd December 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 4th October 1917; age 21; KiA – Broodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium.

Arrived in Australia aged 17.

Place of Association: Parwan, Victoria, Australia.

Enlistment Date: 12th April 1915; Age: 20; Occupation: Assistant Farmer; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: father – George Gilbert Edmonds, of 8, Mount Street, Ipswich.

Embarked: 28th June 1915 – H.M.A.T. A35 ‘Berrima’.

Service: Egypt, Galliopli & the Western Front.

Promoted – Corporal – 25th July 1917.

George had taken part in 3 battles. He also suffered terrible hardships on his way from Gallipoli to France when the ship was torpedoed.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 1577

Regiment: Australian Infantry Force, Australian Infantry,

21st Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & the 1915 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 7-17-23-25-27-29-31.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Gilbert & Emily Pierce Edmonds. Sister – Lily Edmonds, of 20 Trinity Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Chapel Court, Fore Hamlet, Ipswich.

 

George was 5 years old and living with his mother & sister.

Emily Pierce Edmonds (nee Warren), 22, born Ipswich.

Lily May Edmonds, 3, born Ipswich.

 

1911   20, Church Street, Ipswich.

 

George was 15 years old, an Errand Boy. He was 1 of 22 boarders at the premises of Herbert Martin Southgate.

 

In 1911, George’s mother was an Inmate at the Workhouse, his sister Lily was staying with their maternal aunt & uncle.

 

George’s father was George Gilbert Edmonds, born 1873, Camberwell, Surrey, a soldier in the Royal Field Artillery.

 

                                              Australian Infantry,21st Battalion.

https://www.awm.gov.au/unit/U51461/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21st_Battalion_(Australia)

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