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Edwards, William James (1891–1917)

William Edwards, c. 1915 photographer unknown

William Edwards, c. 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

William James Munro Edwards was born on 25th June, 1891, at Waverley, and was a brother of Colin Munro Edwards and George Munro Edwards. He was educated at Scots College, Sydney. He entered the service of the Bank at Head Office on 2nd April, 1908.

William James Edwards enlisted in the 1st Australian Light Horse in May, 1915, and fought in all actions with that body on the Suez Canal and across the desert from Romani (in July, 1916) to Beersheba in Palestine. He was promoted to second lieutenant in August, 1915, and to lieutenant on the field in October, 1916. He was killed on 3rd November, 1917, while leading his troop in action a few miles north of Beersheba.

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'Edwards, William James (1891–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/edwards-william-james-21590/text31811, accessed 19 July 2019.

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