Edwin Standfield

Name  Edwin Standfield

Number    Private 7043

Battalion      8th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Port Arlington

Next of Kin   His father William Robert Standfield “Ambervale” Fish Creek

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 3/11/16

Physical details on enlistment   Age 26 years and 7 months 6’ 3 ¼ ”, 183 pounds grey eyes dark brown hair

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He was wounded after being hit by a shell on 23/8/1918 and suffered a broken left leg. He later died on 25/8/1918

Location of memorial

Buried at Lone farm Cemetery 2 ½ miles NNE of Harbonnieres and 7 ½ miles ESE of Corbie

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He must have had connection with the Woorayl Shire. He was associated with Fish Creek.

Military History

  • 3/11/16 He enlisted
  • 23/11/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Honorata
  • 29/1/17 He disembarked at Plymouth
  • 3/5/17 He proceeded overseas from Folkstone
  • 21/5/17 He joined his unit
  • 2/3/18 He went to the Battalion Training School
  • 23/6/18 He was sick in hospital with influenza
  • 4/7/18 He rejoined battalion
  • 26/7/18 He had leave in the UK and returned 15/8/18
  • 23/8/18 He was wounded in action by a shell, and had a fractured left leg
  • 25/8/1918 He died and was buried at Mil cemetery
  • Later he was buried in Lone Farm Cemetery 2 ½ miles NNE of “Harbonnieres”7 ½ miles ESE of Corbie Heath cemetery harbonnieres
  • 6/3/19 and 12/5/19 parcels received
  • His effects were:- 1 pipe, 2 wallets, photos, letters, 1 purse, 1 fountain pen and case, cards, private papers, 1 metal cigarette case
  • The family received a notice about their grave photo stating that the surname was incorrectly spelt but it will be rectified
  • In his will he appointed his father as his sole executor and left his estate to him. The witnesses were R V Andreworth 2nd Lt and Lance Corporal L Arnott both of the 8th Battalion
  • The family received his scroll in 1921 and plaque in 1922

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