Private Edward Owen Edwards

Service number 750
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Smithfield
Death Date 1917-12-20
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 36th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Edward Owen Edwards (750, 36th Battalion) was born in Smithfield, NSW in 1900. He was working as a labourer when he enlisted in January 1916. Edward was killed in action near Armentieres on 20 December 1917. He is buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France. Edward’s mother wrote that he was 17 years and 11 months of age at the time of his death. Edward’s brother, Lance Corporal Roy Henry Edwards, served with the 17th Battalion.



Date of enlistment 14 January 1916
Date of embarkation 13 May 1916
Date of death 20 December 1917
Date of fate 20 December 1917