Adolphus Bert Edgeley

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Emma ! .... do you have this already ?? .... this is just in case !! :rolleyes:

    EDGELEY Private ADOLPHUS BERT 1737. 3rd Bn. Australian Infantry A.I.F. Killed in action 7th - 12th August 1915. Age 24. Son of James and Betsy Jane Edgeley of Mole Hill Comer Wickhambrook England. 20.

    Regimental number 1737
    Religion Church of England
    Occupation Labourer
    Address Tullamore, New South Wales
    Marital status Single
    Age at embarkation 23
    Next of kin Father, J Edgeley, Molehill Corner, Wickham Brook, Suffolk, England
    Enlistment date 5 January 1915
    Rank on enlistment Private
    Unit name 3rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
    AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/20/2
    Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
    Rank from Nominal Roll Private
    Unit from Nominal Roll 3rd Battalion
    Fate Killed in Action 07-12 August 1915
    Date of death 9 August 1915
    Age at death from cemetery records 24
    Place of burial No known grave
    Commemoration details The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 20), Gallipoli, Turkey

    The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
    The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
    The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
    Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 36
    Miscellaneous information from cemetery records Parents: James and Betsy EDGELEY, Mole Hill Corner, Wickhambrook, England
    Other details War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

    Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Mr J (father)
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Because his body was never found ... there is no proper date of death on there ... only an approximate window of time !

    The Lone Pine Memorial is one of five Memorials to the Missing for Commonwealth troops who lost their lives in the eight month-long Gallipoli campaign of 1915 and who have no known grave (the others are at Helles, Hill 60, Twelve Tree Copse, and Chunuk Bair). The Memorial is at the east end of Lone Pine Cemetery, which stands on the plateau at the top of Victoria Gully, and is located on the road from Gaba Tepe to Chunuk Bair. The site saw some of the fiercest fighting in the Anzac sector and overlooks the front line of May 1915. After it was captured in the initial landings of April, the plateau was retaken by the Turks in May and held until the beginning of August when the position was stormed by the 1st Australian Brigade. It then remained in Australian hands until the entire Gallipoli campaign was abandoned in December. The Memorial commemorates more than 4900 Australian and New Zealand servicemen who died in the Anzac area--the New Zealanders prior to the August fighting - whose graves are not known. Others named on the memorial died at sea, either in battle or on hospital ships, and were buried in waters off the Peninsula.
  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    More snippets ..... :D

    3rd Battalion AIF (New South Wales) [1st Infantry Brigade]
    Formed New South Wales August 1914. Departed Sydney Euripides 18 October 1914.
    1st Reinforcements departed Melbourne Themistocles 22 December 1914,
    2nd Reinforcements departed Sydney Seang Bee 11 February 1915,
    3rd Reinforcements departed Sydney Seang Choon 11 February 1915,
    4th Reinforcements departed Sydney Shropshire 17 March 1915,

    A 9. HMAT Shropshire

    8,130.tons. 15 knots. Federal SN Co Ltd London
    Commonwealth control ended 5 August 1917

    The Shropshire, was built in 1911 as a Federal Steam Navigation Company Limited of London ship. She was of 8,130 tons and was requisitioned as His Majesty's Auxiliary Troopship Shropshire to transport members of the Australian Imperial Force ( AIF ) to Egypt. The ship remained under the control of the Commonwealth of Australia until 1917. In 1922, she was renamed Rotorua ( 2 ) and in 1936, transferred to the New Zealand Shipping Company, to be torpedoed in the North Atlantic in 1940, and 19 lives were lost.

    Picture of Shropshire ......

    This was taken 1916 ..... but the troops probably looked like that in 1915 !!!!

    And the same again for 1917 !!

    Thought you might like to see the War Diary ... I believe this is the right one .... I'm sure one of our Aussie friends will be able to tell us !!
  4. Emsworthy

    Emsworthy New Member

    Thanks Annie!

    I had bits of that but there is lots of new stuff....will be clicking links in the morning!
  5. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    AND ...... he even has a brother Harold !!!!!!!! :D

    Glad you liked it !! .... you've helped me plenty !! :D

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