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4222   Private Edwin Johnston Irwin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Died: 11/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Edwin Johnston Irwin was the son of Andrew and Lucy Irwin. Edwin was born about 1892 in Stilloga, Eglish, Co Tyrone. His father was a farmer. By 1911, Edwin’s father had died. Edwin served a 4 year apprenticeship with a drapers company, Fulton and Co, Belfast. Edwin J Irwin 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. He was 25 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
  Villers-Bretonneux, Somme
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1462357
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.
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1 1901 Census lists Irwin Family Lists Edwin J as age 9 living with the family at house 18 in Stiloga, Benburb, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Irwin Family Does not list Edwin as living with the family at house 8 in Stiloga, Benburb, Tyrone
3 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Edwin Johnston Irwin
4 Australian Military Records 26 documents regarding Edwin J Irwin's Military Record
5 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Edwin Johnston Irwin
6 Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files
7 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Edwin Johnston Irwin
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