Gordon Thomas Edwards

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First name: Gordon

Middle name: Thomas

Last name: Edwards

Personal information:

Gordon Thomas Edwards, orchardist on his family's Orange Dale property in Stuart Town, N.S.W., enlisted 28 Dec. 1915 at the age of 18. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic, 14 Apr. 1916 and served with C Company, 54th Battalion in Egypt, France and Belgium. On 28 May 1918 his next of kin were notified that he was wounded, Apr. 1918. He attended Officers Cadet College in England June-Dec. 1918 before being promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 2 Jan. 1919. He embarked 23 June 1919 on the Orita, arriving in Australia 9 Aug. 1919

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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