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Avenue of Honour

Private Edwin Orton

1894
Born at Wigstin, Leicestershire, England
27/11/1914
Enlisted at Melbourne in the AIF, 6th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements, aged 21
2/2/1915
Embarked aboard the HMAT A46 Clan McGillivray
Disembarked in Egypt
5/4/1915
Embarked for Gallipoli
25/4/1915
Landed at Gallipoli
8/5/1915
Wounded in action - rifle wound to arm, compound fracture, serious
17/5/1915
Admitted to hospital, Malta
7/6/1915
Embarked for England
28/6/1915
Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England
4/9/1915
Returned to duty - Egypt
3/11/1915
Admitted to the 2nd Field Ambulance, Mudros
14/11/1915
Admitted to the 3rd General Hospital, Mudros
12/1/1916
Admitted to 19th General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt - para-typhoid
18/1/1916
Transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
18/1/1916
Admitted to the Australian Auxiliary Hospital - enteric fever
29/1/1916
Embarked for Australia aboard the Suffolk for 3 months change
8/3/1916
Returned to Australia
27/6/1916
Re-attested and transferred to the 6th Battalion, 18th Reinforcements
3/7/1916
Embarked aboard the HMAT A33 Ayrshire
Disembarked in England
8/10/1916
TOS 59th Battalion, France
24/11/1916 - 4/12/1916
Attended Stokes Gun school - France
30/12/1916
Admitted to Hospital - septic foot
18/1/1917
Embarked for England and admitted to hospital
23/2/1917 - 10/3/1917
Discharged to furlough
23/3/1917
Transferred to the 65th Battalion
18/9/1917
Transferred to the 59th Battalion
14/10/1917
Proceeded overseas to France
13/12/1917
With the 59th Battalion in France
8/2/1918 - 17/2/1918
On leave in Paris
15/10/1918 - 4/11/1918
On leave in UK
23/3/1919
Married Elizabeth Bradsworth
5/4/1919
Embarked for Australia aboard the Warwickshire
28/5/1919
Returned to Australia
20/7/1919
Discharged from the AIF
1921
Living in Goulburn, NSW

Last updated by lee, Sun, 02 May 2021 15:46:15