Edward Riseley

Riseley-EdwardName   Edward Riseley

Number    Private 3594

Battalion      24th Battalion and later the 8th Battalion

Place of Birth   Fitzroy

Next of Kin   His father Edward Riseley of Mt Eccles via Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment  Leongatha 16/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 21 years and 2 months,

5’6 ¼ ”, 9 stone 7 pounds, blue eyes and black hair.

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   Driver

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 9/8/1918 at Villers Bretonneux

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family lived in the Mt Eccles area in the Shire 

Military History

  • He attended Mt Eccles School
  • He is on the Methodist Church Honour Roll Leongatha
  • At first he was rejected because his chest was too small.
  • 5/1/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Africa
  • 24/2/16 He went to the 24th Battalion
  • 27/7/16 He went to hospital sick
  • 8/8/16 He rejoined his Battalion from Hospital
  • 9/1/17 He was admitted to the 51st General Hospital Etaples and was there for 45 days
  • 23/3/17 He rejoined his Battalion
  • 25/10/17 He was absent without leave and court martialed. He lost 254 days pay and served 104 days detention.
  • 10/1/18 He returned to his unit
  • 4/3/18 He was sick in hospital with scabies
  • 23/3/18 He returned to his unit
  • 23/6/18 He was sick in hospital
  • 9/8/18 He was killed in action.
  • His family received all medals, plaque and scroll as well as effects

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