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4222   Private Edwin Johnston Irwin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/10/1891
Died: 11/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Edwin Johnston Irwin was the son of Andrew and Lucy Irwin. He was born 15th October 1891 in Stilloga, Eglish, County Tyrone. He was one of nine children, all born in the Benburb area. His father was a farmer. By 1911, Edwin was living and working in Belfast as a draperís assistant. He then emigrated to Australia. Edwin enlisted on 7th July 1915 in Melbourne with the Australian Infantry. Previously, he had been working as a salesman. Private Edwin Johnston Irwin was killed in action on 11th April 1917 in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
  Villers-Bretonneux, Somme
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1462357
Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St Quentin. Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy. This memorial stands within Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.
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1 1901 Census lists Irwin Family Lists Edwin J as age 9 living with the family at house 18 in Stiloga, Benburb, Tyrone
2 1911 census lists Edwin Irwin Lists Edwin as age 19 boarding at house 39 in Lonsdale Street, Court Ward, Antrim
3 1911 Census lists Irwin Family Does not list Edwin as living with the family at house 8 in Stiloga, Benburb, Tyrone
4 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Edwin Johnston Irwin
5 Australian Military Records 26 documents regarding Edwin J Irwin's Military Record
6 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Edwin Johnston Irwin
7 Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files
8 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Edwin Johnston Irwin
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