Feb 5, 2015

John Mathieson William EDMONDS [1894 - 1919]

John Mathieson William Edmonds was born at home at 25 Bendigo Street in Prahran in September 1894.  His parents were John Henry Edmonds and Isabella Craig.

By the time he was 20 years of age he had enlisted in the AIF at Cottesloe in West Australia.  This was 21st June 1915.  He joined the 12th Battalion - 4th Motor Transport Section. His parents wrote a letter giving him permission to enlist.

In September of that same year he embarked Fremantle per the H.M.A.T. Anchises A68 bound for Egypt.

His Battalion disembarked on 6th January 1916 and by the 1st marsh John was transferred to the 52nd Battalion.

As a "driver' he was transferred many time to various Battalions and it is difficult to keep up with where he was at various stages in his Military Career. By August 1916 he was in Marseille, France where he seemed to be for quite a few months.

In February 1919 he is at Wimereux in Northern France being admitted to 7th G.H. with acute bronchitis and influenza. He died on 12th February 1919 at Terlincthun, Pas-de-Calais, France where he is buried

Roll of Honour name projection

John Edmonds' name will be projected onto the exterior
of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Wed 4 February, 2015 at 4:50 am
  • Wed 1 April, 2015 at 10:05 pm
  • Mon 18 May, 2015 at 7:12 pm
  • Mon 29 June, 2015 at 7:18 pm
  • Wed 12 August, 2015 at 12:57 am
  • Wed 30 September, 2015 at 11:03 pm
  • Thu 28 January, 2016 at 2:07 am

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.

once again,
I would like to extend my grateful thanks to the
AWM, CWGC and the NAA
and other sites

for allowing us access to their amazing collections!

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