Edwin E Elbourn

Name

Edwin E Elbourn

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

06/04/1917
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
2596
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
11th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

MORCHIES AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY
B. 3.
France

UK Memorials

Memorial Plaque, St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon
Memorial Plaque, Memorial Hall, Bovingdon

Pre War

Born in 1893 in Ley Hill, Chesham, Buckinghamshire son of William and Alice (Merriden) Elbourn later of Game Farm, Bovingdon. He was a shepherd and emigrated to Australia arriving at Freemantle on 12 Jan 1912 on the Kaipara.

Wartime Service

Enlisted on 6 May 1915 in Northam, Western Australia and embarked for Europe on 2 Sep 1915 and arriving at Lemnos on 12 Dec 1915, then Alexandria and arrived at Marseilles on 5 Apr 1916. He suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh on 31 May 1916 in France and was evacuated to England on the H.S. Antwerpen and admitted to the 3rd Southern General Hospital, Bristol. He was discharged from hospital and returned to his battalion in France on 6 Dec 1916 and was then killed in action.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Dick West