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
Personal information There is a long entry in LA Adamson's history of Wesley
Date enlisted 15/04/1915
Unit enlisted 24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcements - Service Number 1524
Service details According to the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour circular his great grandfather had fought at Waterloo. Some documents report he was killed on 12/8/1918. The Great War by Les Carlyon has several references to him.
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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