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,
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & the 1915 Star.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Gilbert & Emily Pierce Edmonds. Sister – Lily Edmonds, of 20 Trinity Street, Ipswich.
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.