Edgar Arnold Sherman

First Name: 
Edgar
Middle Name: 
Arnold
Last Name: 
Sherman
Mother's Name: 
Eliza Sherman nee Rigg
Father's Name: 
Joseph Sherman
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, November 20, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
54th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, November 2, 1939
Place of Death: 
Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, N.S.W.
Details: 

Edgar Arnold Sherman (service No 5771), was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1884.

At enlistment, he was single, 31 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Balgownie, N.S.W.

In March 1916, whilst in Liverpool Camp, Edgar and a number of others, were severely punished for breaking camp.

Edgar embarked on HMAT A55 Kyarra, with 4th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement, on 3rd June 1916. He arrived in England on 3rd August 1916, and joined 54th Battalion in France, on 12th October 1916. He saw service on the Western Front until 15th May 1917, when he was wounded in action. Edgar was evacuated to hospital in England, with severe wounds to his forearm and left knee.

He was repatriated to Australia in August 1917, and discharged medically unfit, on 8th December 1917.

Edgar died in 1939, and is buried in Wollongong Cemetery, Wollongong, N.S.W.  His service is commemorated on the Balgownie War Memorial 1914-1918.

His brother Oswald (Service No 7859) also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, SHERMAN EDGAR ARNOLD

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