14th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth:
11/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Edwin Johnston Irwin was the son of Andrew and Lucy Irwin. He was born 15th October 1891 in Stilloga, Eglish, County Tyrone. He was one of nine children, all born in the Benburb area. His father was a farmer. By 1911, Edwin was living and working in Belfast as a draperís assistant. He then emigrated to Australia. Edwin enlisted on 7th July 1915 in Melbourne with the Australian Infantry. Previously, he had been working as a salesman. Private Edwin Johnston Irwin was killed in action on 11th April 1917 in France.
Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St Quentin. Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy. This memorial stands within Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.