Skip to main content

Anzac Profile

Pte. Harold Maxwell Edwards 1916. Photo courtesy R. McKeown
  • Anzac Walk Home
  • Educational Interest


Harold Maxwell

Trooper. 10th Light Horse Training. SN 3651. Returned 4.8.1919

89 James Street, Guildford, WA

Date Enlisted 31/07/1917
Service Number SN 3651
Age of Enlistment 18 years
Place of Enlistment Perth, WA
Place of Birth Guildford, WA
Previous Military Experience Cadets 4 years
Occupation Assistant machinist
Marital Status Single
Religion Church of England
School Attended Guildford State School
Address History Father - Matthew Edwards, 89 James Street, Guildford, WA

Military History

Parents gave permission for their son to enlist and serve overseas.
Embarked Fremantle per HMAT ‘Ormonde’ for Egypt 13.5.1918.
Roll Rank Trooper.
Roll Unit 32nd Reinforcement 10th Light Horse Regt, 3rd Bde.
Edwards disembarked in Egypt. He marched in to Reinf. Camp at Moascar 4.6.1918, then marched in to 10th Light Horse Regiment 10.12.1916. The 10th Light Horse were part of the Desert Column that advanced into Palestine. They fought at Gaza- Beersheba and the Es Salt Raid in May 1918. Edwards was taken on Strength with Egyptian Expeditionary Forces (EEF) 20.6.1918.
He was admitted to Hospital with malaria 9.8.1918, invalided by HS from Kantara and transferred to the 3rd General Hospital at Abbassia 14.8.1918. He was discharged to duty 5.9.1918. Edwards was admitted sick to hospital with malaria 6.2.1919. He was discharged to Moascar 7.3.1919. He became sick again and was invalided to Hospital at Lagazig 11.5.1919. He returned to his unit and was taken on Strength 15.5.1919. He was listed for return to Australia in August 1919.
Embarked for Australia per HT ‘Oxfordshire’ 10.7.1919.
Returned/Disembarked 4.8.1919.
Discharged 29.10.1919.
Final Rank Trooper, 10th Light Horse Training.
Medical Condition NK (contracted malaria)
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Information Source
Guildford Primary School Honour Roll
St Matthew’s Honour Roll
Guildford War Memorial
NAA: B2455, Edwards H M
AWM Embarkation Rolls- Harold Maxwell Edwards
Wise, H. and Co. Western Australian Post Office Directories. SLWA

89 James Street, Guildford. WA.


Associated Images

Tpr. Harold Maxwell Edwards 1916. Photo courtesy R. McKeown
Tpr. Harold Maxwell Edwards 1916. Photo courtesy R. McKeown
Home of Pte. H.M. Edwards, 'The Cliffs' 89 James Street, Guildford. Photo courtesy R. McKeown
'The Cliffs' 89 James Street, Guildford, home of Pte. H.M. Edwards. Photo courtesy R. McKeown