Edward Henson Broadhurst
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Edward on left. "Gallipoli to Tripoli" Browning & Gill p.287
|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|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Stonelea',Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Cora Minna Broadhurst|
|Date of Enlistment||31 Mar 1916|
|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|
Wounded in Action 27 Oct 1917 near Gaza |
Returned to Australia
|Monument||Kelmscott War Memorial (West panel)|
British War Medal |
The electoral roll for 1916 lists Edward as living at 'Stone Lea' in Kelmscott
Edward's B2455 series file is not listed on the Australian Archives website. Information is from the AIF Project site, newspapers and Ancestry.com.ANSWERING THE CALL.
To-day 46 men presented themselves at the enlisting office at Francis-street .....E.H. Broadhurst, Kelmscott.
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).
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.
- "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.
- "359th CASUALTY LIST.". Western Mail. XXXII, (1,667). Western Australia. 7 December 1917. p. 34. Retrieved 30 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.