Private Edward Henry Page

Service number 7757
Birth Date 1900-12-18
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Moonta Mines
Death Date 1918-09-11
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Edward Henry Page (7757, 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion) was born at Moonta Mines, South Australia, on 18 December 1900. Edward enlisted in August 1914, but was discharged medically unfit in November. In July 1917, he was at Charters Towers, Queensland, and enlisted again but was discharged the following month being under age. Edward then travelled to Sydney and enlisted a third time in October 1917, this time being accepted. After embarking from Australia on HMT Ulysses in December 1917, he joined the 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion in the field in May 1918. After taking part in the great Allied offensive of 1918, Edward was killed in action near Tincourt on 11 September 1918 at the age of 17 years 8 months. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France.



Date of birth 18 December 1900
Date of enlistment 04 October 1917
Date of embarkation 19 December 1917
Date of death 11 September 1918
Date of fate 11 September 1918