Edward Henson Broadhurst

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Edward Henson Broadhurst
Edward on left. "Gallipoli to Tripoli" Browning & Gill p.287
Broadhurst Edward.jpg
Personal Information
Date of Birth 1 Feb 1890
Place of Birth Fremantle, Western Australia
Death 8 Aug 1976, aged 86
Place of Death Manjimup
Age at Enlistment 26 years
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Church of England
Address 'Stonelea',Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs Cora Minna Broadhurst
Military Information
Reg Number 2811
Date of Enlistment 31 Mar 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 10th Light Horse regiment, 19th Reinforcement, transferred to 3rd LH Brigade HQ
Date of Embarkation 17 Jul 1916 ‒ 18 Aug 1916
Ship Embarked On RMS Mongolia
Date of Return 17 Jul 1919 ‒ 17 Aug 1919
Ship Returned On HMHS Dunluce Castle
Fate Wounded in Action 27 Oct 1917 near Gaza
Returned to Australia
Monument Kelmscott War Memorial (West panel)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

The electoral roll for 1916 lists Edward as living at 'Stone Lea' in Kelmscott

War Service

Edward's B2455 series file is not listed on the Australian Archives website. Information is from the AIF Project site, newspapers and

To-day 46 men presented themselves at the enlisting office at Francis-street .....E.H. Broadhurst, Kelmscott.[1]

Edward was wounded in the afternoon of 27 Oct 1917 during the early stages of the successful attack on Beersheba. The 10th Light Horse had dug in and taken up a strong defensive position on the El Buggar ridge south of Gaza. They were providing cover and relief to the British 8th Yeomanry Brigade, when they came under fire from Turkish machine guns and rifles from another ridge some 1,500 yards to their east. They held the ridge until relieved by infantry late in the day. One soldier was killed and one other injured with Broadhurst that day. Edward sustained a GSW to his left thigh.

Returned to Australia and was discharged by the 5th Military District on 19 Nov 1919

359th Casualty List.. included ...WOUNDED, Broadhurst, Edwin Hanson (Kelmscott).[2]

Award Commentary

Post War

By 1936 Edward has left the orchard in Kelmscott and is farming at Manjimup, and by 1954 he has left the farming to others and is occupied as a Land Settlement agent, at 62 Ipsen street, Manjimup with wife Greta Charlotte (nee Morley) who he married in 1923. They had 4 children.


  1. "ANSWERING THE CALL.". The Daily News. XXXV, (12,795). Western Australia. 11 February 1916. p. 8 (THIRD EDITION). Retrieved 30 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. "359th CASUALTY LIST.". Western Mail. XXXII, (1,667). Western Australia. 7 December 1917. p. 34. Retrieved 30 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 

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