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WW1 pair. Edwards. 44Bn. A.I.F. Killed in service. VC family connection.

£339.00

335 Pte Rhys Thomas Edwards. Australian Infantry Force.

Son of Mr H & Mrs Jane Edwards, Adrian Street/Cannington Road, Bicton, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, formerly of Y Felin, Llandrillo. Died at No. 8 Australian General Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia.

Brother, Hugh Edwards. Berwyn Chester park. South Fremantle.

 

Hugh was father of  Sir ‘Hughie’ Edwards VC DFC DSO. Later governor of western Australia.

 

Rhys was born Pant y fla Llwyngwrill farm. Llwyngwrill, wales. 1892

Attended Llandrills council school and Bala county school.

Arrived Australia 19 years of age.

Joined 44th Bn. B coy. 87th infantry. Age 24

Resident of Fremantle at Date of enrolment.

Grocers assistant by trade.

Was part of 1st reinforcements. Departed Fremantle 6.6.16 on the Suevic.

Batallion arrived france  27th  Nov. Entered western front trenches from 29th Dec. and saw much activity up to end 1918.

Rhys was reported wounded on 10.11.1917.

 Rhys died 26.6.1918. Age 26. Appendicitis and peritonitis. Australian General Hospital. Fremantle.

Commemorated at Fremantle Cemy. Also commemorated on the Llandrillo war memorial.

Llandrillo yn Edeirnion is a small rural village, ecclesiastical parish and community in the Edeirnion area of Denbighshire.

The medals are unworn, with the original lengths of ribbon.



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