Frederick Leonard Edmonds

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First name: Frederick

Middle name: Leonard

Last name: Edmonds

Personal information:

Frederick Leonard Edmonds, carpenter of Redfern, N.S.W., was born in England and lived in Sydney, serving four years in the Parramatta B Squad Light Horse before enlisting with A.I.F. 7th Field Company Engineers in Sept. 1915. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A23 Suffolk, 22 Dec. 1915 and served as driver in Egypt 1916-1917. Attached to Captain Frank Hurley, official photographer in Egypt and Sinai.

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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