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by Cpl J Boulton
RAEME 107 FD Workshops
Cpl Peter George Edwards 1892 - 1917
Born in the Town of Houghton,
Adelaide, South Australia.
4th January 1892.
His Trade was listed as a Horse
driver and also a Gardener.
Peter Edwards is described as…
Dark brown hair
5’10 ¼” tall
He was not married
Cpl Edwards Parents
Mother - Mrs Mary Ann Edwards
Crystal Brook House
Father - Mr Thomas Joseph Edwards
Peter George Edwards enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force
January 28th 1916
Service Number 4704
Unit – 2nd Depot
Adelaide – South Australia
Term of Service – War and 4 months
He was then appointed to ‘C’ Company, 2nd Depot Battalion on the 2nd February 1916 by
MP Hancock LtCol at Exhibition A.I.F Camp
ACTIVE SERVICE and CASUALITY FORM
Private Edwards service record was certainly one that saw himself active within his service role. Within the 2 years service that he had given, he had been through the trials and tribulations of war torn countries, death, sickness and wounded soldiers which scattered the battlefields in which he fought. Private Edwards too had his fair share of injuries and sickness while sustained during service
9 Sept 16 - Proceeded Overseas to France where he was wounded.
11 Sept 16 - Admitted from England, Proceeded to join Unit on 28th Sept 1916 at Etaples.
28 Sept 16 - CO 27th Btn, Taken on strength at Belgium.
11 Oct 16 - At Belgium, sick to Hospital.
12 Oct 16 - Torn finger Nail, admitted to, transported to 2nd Div Resting Station.
18 Oct 16 - Discharged to Duty.
20 Oct 16 - Re-joined 27th Btn
15 Nov 16 - Wounded in Action in France, sustained Gun Shot wound to the cheek, where he was taken by Ambulance, train and admitted to Rouen, on the 17 Nov 1916.
21 Nov 16 - Transferred to Base Depot.
25 Nov 16 – Proceeded to join Unit.
Casualty Listing cont…
27 Nov 16 - Re-joined Btn in France.
27 Nov 16 - Promoted Temp Corporal Vice
11 Dec 16 – Letter sent home to inform Parents that son had been wounded and sick.
4 Mar 17 - Sick to Hospital. Placed on a supernumerary List. Pneumonia.
16 Mar 17 - Med class A. To Base Depot.
2 July 17 - Proceeded to join Unit in Havre.
3 July 17 - Re-joined Btn in France.
FIELD SERVICE REPORT
REGIMENT - 27th BATTALION A.I.F
BATTERY/TROOP – 12TH REINFORCEMENTS
REGIMENTAL NUMBER 4704
RANK – CORPORAL
EDWARDS PETER GEORGE was
Killed in Action – 7th October 1917
Causality reported date 8th October 1917
Dated 15th May 1918 Forwarded herewith containing personal effects of the late Corporal P.G. Edwards. 27th Battalion received ex “Euripides”
Within Peters personal effects were:
2 Religious books
The Late 4704 Corporal Peter George Edwards receiver of the Victory Medal. The Medal was issued to his Father, dated March 2nd 1922, issued by Medal distributing Officer Keswick Barracks Adelaide.
LETTER A letter was written, dated 9th march 1923, in reply to a letter written by Mrs Mary Ann Edwards, enquiring about her son. The letter reads if I may. To the officer in Charge, I have applied for my son Cpl P G Edwards grave or tomb stone. I have aguishly awaited and am still waiting. Are there any hopes. Yours very Sincereley Mary A Edwards
If I may this is the reply to Mrs M Edwards
In reply to your communication of the 2nd March, I regret to inform you that no report of burial has been received at this office from the overseas authorities concerning your son, the late 4704 Corporal P.G. Edwards, 27th Battalion, and it is assumed (in the absence of such advice) that the subsequent units have not yet succeeded in discovering his Resting Place.
Where all efforts are unavailing in locating soldiers graves, it is understood that the Authorities intend perpetuating the memory of these fallen by the erection of a suitable memorial upon which the full regimental description and date of death will be inscribed.
The memorial Plaque No.333907 was collected by Mary Edwards on 8th Nov 1922 The Memorial Scroll and King’s message was received by Mr. T.J Edwards on 20th March 1922
It was not known at the time the exact details of location where Peter was Killed In Action, however is now known that it was at Passchendaela Ridge, 7th October 1917. Buried/Memorial YPRES (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 7, 17, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31.
This Concludes my Presentation It was a pleasure and a learning insight to the life of dedicated Soldier and a wonderful person whom gave so much for his family and Country. His attributes, courage, mateship and memories will live on in our hearts always. LEST WE FORGETs then appointed to ‘C’ Company, 2nd Depot Battalion on the 2nd February 1916 by
Where all efforts are unavailing in locating soldiers graves, it is understood that the Authorities intend perpetuating the memory of these fallen by the erection of a suitable memorial upon which the full regimental description and da