Alexander Joseph Edgar

First Name: 
Alexander
Middle Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Edgar
Mother's Name: 
Susan Edgar nee Brien
Father's Name: 
John Edgar
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, August 5, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, October 27, 1917
Place of Death: 
Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Alexander Joseph Edgar (Service No 6806), was born in Oberon, N.S.W., in 1895.

As a child, he attended Wollongong Public School, Wollongong, N.S.W., and at enlistment, he was single, 21 years old and worked as a farmer.

Alexander embarked on SS Port Nicholson, with 1st Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement, on 8th Novemmber 1916. He arrived in England on 10th January 1917, and joined 1st Battalion in France, on 20th April 1917. Alexander saw service on the Western Front as a Lewis gunner with the 1st Battalion, D Company.

The battalion was in huts, in reserve, on 27th October 1917. At around 10pm, Alexander, along with others from the battalion, were standing outside the huts, when an enemy aircraft dropped a bomb, and Alexander was killed.

Alexander is buried in the Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Plot II, Row H, Grave 1.

Alexander is commemorated for his servcie on the Wollongong Wesley Mission Roll of Honor.

Alexander's brother, William Edgar (Service No 7368), also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, EDGAR A J

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