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Edley William Nathan (1893–1917)


A salesman from Smith Street, Fitzroy, he was educated at Scotch College. Enlisted in February 1916, and sailed for France in June. While serving with the 38th Battalion, he was killed near Armentieres on April 20, 1017. He was 23. He was buried the following day in Bon Jean Cemetery.

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July, 1893
Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


20 April, 1917 (aged 23)
Houpline, Armentieres, France

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

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