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|Date of Birth||
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|Place of Birth||London, England|
|Death||28 Mar 1918|
|Place of Death||Abbeville, France|
|Age at Enlistment||24 years, 11 months|
5' 3½" (1.61m) tall ; 132 lbs|
59.874 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; light brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Forrest road, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Margaret Price|
|Date of Enlistment||14 Feb 1916|
|Unit/Formation||28th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement, transferred to 3rd Division Ammunition Train (Mechanical Transport Company)|
|Date of Embarkation||1 Apr 1916 ‒ 2 Jun 1916 Alexandria|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A38 Ulysses|
|Date of Return||2 Jun 1916 ‒ 12 Jun 1916 Plymouth|
|Ship Returned On||HMT Minnetonka|
|Fate||Accidental Death in the field 12 Mar 1918|
Armadale War Memorial (West Armadale panel) |
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Australian War Memorial
British War Medal |
Edward married Edith Bettinelli in Claremont in 1916 prior to serving overseas.
Electoral Roll entries - 1917 - 1918 has Edith in Armadale
On entering Blackboy Hill camp, Edward was allocated to the 10th reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion and he trained and travelled with them to England.
A month into training in England (13 Jul 1916), he was transferred to the 3rd Division Ammunition Column (3DAC) as a motor transport driver, and he embarked for France a month later on 25 Nov 1916.
On 2 Feb 1917 he was transferred to the 'Y' Corps Ammunition Train and soon after (20 Mar 1917) Edward was charged with being in an area prohibited (estaminet) by a 2nd Anzac Order. Awarded 14 days field punishment.
In Nov 1917 he transferred back to 3rd DAC Motor Transport Company. In Jan 1918 he was given leave in England, but was a little slow (41 hours) returning, costing him 24 days pay.
On 27 Mar 1918 Edward was jammed between two lorries and died at 2.15pm on 28th March 1918 in the 1st South African General Hospital in Abbeville of a "crushed chest".
".. Serving at present in the Motor Transport."
Second Brother of Mary Werndly to die.
- "The Drill of the Foot-Hills" (PDF) (1917). Western Australia. Mar 1917. p. 11. Retrieved 16 May 2017 – via State Library of Western Australia.