Walter Ellis Edwards

First Name: 
Walter
Middle Name: 
Ellis
Last Name: 
Edwards
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Company: 
12th Reinforcements
Service: 
Artillery
Date of Death: 
Thursday, October 18, 1928
Place of Death: 
Randwick Military Hospital, Sydney
Cause of Death: 
Bronchitis and Laryngitis
Details: 

Walter Edwards (Service No 4700) was 33 years old when he enlisted. Walter was employed as a labourer and living in Flinders Street, Wollongong with his wife Mary.

Walter grew up in Wollongong and attended Wollongong Public School.

After enlisting Walter left Sydney on the 'Ceramic" on 14 April, 1916. He was wounded in action in France on 14 November 1916 and hospitalised at the First Southern Hospital in Endland on 23 November that year. He rejoined his unit on 13 May 1917 and shortly after,on 11 June, he was appointed Lance Corporal.

On 23 July 1918 Walter was again wounded in action, this time by gassing. As a result of the gassing Walter developed chronic bronchitis and laryngitis and was repatriated to Australia in March 1919. Walter was discharged from the Army as medically unfit due to chronic bronchitis and laryngitis in Sydney on 3 July 1919.

Walter died on 18 October 1928 at the Randwick Military Hospital, as a result of his war wounds.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455 EDWARDS W E

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War medals of Walter Ellis Edwards

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