Lieutenant Eric Henry Drummond Edgerton

Lieutenant Eric Henry Drummond Edgerton

Awarded the Military Medal with Bar for conspicuous gallantry, Edgerton was also recommended for the award of the Victoria Cross, for his gallantry during an attack on Ville Sur Ancre near Albert on 19 May 1918.

First year at Wesley 1911
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Join direct from school. Family lived in Elsternwick. Great grandfather had fought at Waterloo

Date enlisted 15/04/1915
Unit enlisted 24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcements - Service Number 1524
Service detailsServed in Gallipoli as a Private. Awarded the MM with Bar for conspicuous gallantry; recommended for VC, for attack on Ville-Sur-Ancre near Albert on 19 May 1918, but awarded the DSO. Killed by a bullet while inspecting front line positions.
Date of death 11/08/1918 - 21 years of age
Unit details 24th Battalion
Cemetery/Memorial place Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery - Plot 20 Row A Grave 3
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