|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|
|Religion||Church of England|
|School Attended||Guildford State School|
|Address History||Father - Matthew Edwards, 89 James Street, Guildford, WA|
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.
Final Rank Trooper, 10th Light Horse Training.
Medical Condition NK (contracted malaria)
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
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.
Tpr. Harold Maxwell Edwards 1916. Photo courtesy R. McKeown
'The Cliffs' 89 James Street, Guildford, home of Pte. H.M. Edwards. Photo courtesy R. McKeown