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Private Edwin Cobham

Service No.:
4465
Unit:
6th Battalion
Tree No.:
N057
Planted by:
Miss Marion Manly
Image of plaque on tree N057 for Edwin Cobham
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Edwin was born cir1890 in Mawdesley, Lancashire, England.

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DOW

Edwin enlisted at Melbourne, in the AIF, 6th Battalion, 14th Reinforcements, on the 4th of September 1915, aged 25. He embarked aboard the HMAT A32 Themistocles at the end of January 1916 and after a brief stopover in Egypt in late February Edwin arrived in France in April and joined the 6th Battalion in the field, in June 1916.

He would have survived the Battle of Pozieres before suffering a gunshot wound to the head and shoulder during one of the assaults on Mouquet Farm. Edwin was admitted to the 13th Field Ambulance in August, but the next day he died of his wounds at No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station on the 18th of August 1916. He is buried at Puchevillers British Cemetery, France.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.

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