Edward Kneale

 Name   Edward Kneale

Number    Private 337

Battalion      14th Battalion  

Place of Birth  Leongatha

Next of Kin   His father, Mr. W Kneale of 2 Cambridge St Armadale

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 10/9/1914

Physical details on enlistment Age 22 years 3 months,

5’8 ½”, 10 stone, brown eyes and brown hair.

Religion   Morman

Occupation   Grocer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action after the attack on the Nek on 7/8/1915 and then declared to have been killed in action at a court of enquiry held on 28/4/1916

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the memorial at Lone Pine

Relationship to Woorayl Shire He was born in Leongatha and lived at Allambee before residing in Leongatha and attending Leongatha State School

 Military History

  • He was a past student of Leongatha State School
  • He was 1-½ years in the Senior Cadets
  • 4/9/14 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 22/12/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses
  • 7/8/15 He was killed in action at Gallipoli at The Lone Pine
  • 28/4/16 A Court of Enquiry was held at Serapeum

Kneale and the witness were close friends. They were together in the charge on the Saturday morning, August 7. Soon after the beginning of the charge Kneale got separated from the rest. And the witness did not see him again. Another witness said he saw him dead

Witness Cpl E King number 336

  • His mother Hannah Kneale of 126 Peel St Windsor was granted £29 per annum from 28/1/16
  • His effects consisted of a note book, 1 R/S Badge, knife, cartridge case, pipe lighter, piece of stone, letters and a comforter.
  • His father received his son’s medal ‘s, plaque and scroll in the 1920s
  • His brother was William Kneale who was killed in France.

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