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Number Private 54

Battalion 8th Battalion, A Company

Place of Birth Houghton Northampton

Next of Kin His father, Henry James Tompkins of 133 St James Rd Northampton. Single man

Date and place of enlistment Melbourne 1/9/1914

Physical details on enlistment 20 years and 5 months, 169 pounds, grey eyes and light brown hair

Religion Church of England

Occupation Farm hand

Date and place of death

He was wounded at Gallipoli on 30/4/1915 and was taken to Alexandria on 10/5/1915. He was then invalided to London on 4/7/1915 and arrived on 17/7/1915. Edwin died of wounds on 16/8/1915 in London.

Location of grave or memorial

Dallington Cemetery Northampton

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived and worked in the Meeniyan area

Military History

He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
1/9/14 He enlisted in Meeniyan
19/10/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Benella
He served in Egypt and Gallipoli
He was wounded in the head at Gallipoli and moved to Alexandria and then invalided to London where he died.
He was buried in Dallington Cemetery Northampton



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