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

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.

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