EDMISTON, Ernest Archie
(Service number 8/3247 )
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||30 Sept 1889||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||24 August 1915||Age||25|
|Address at Enlistment||Balclutha|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||R. Edmiston (father), Lansdowne, Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||8th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Otago Infantry Btn|
|Date||13 November 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||16 August 1952||Age||63|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Robert and Agnes Edmiston nee Dykes.
Did not go to Gallipoli, but was sent to France in 1916 where he was recieved a gun shot wound to the back. He was sent home on 18 March 1917.
Ernest married Margaret Cecila Gardiner in 1919 (who died in 1919 age 23). He then married Freda Augusta Fisse in 1922.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015); NZ Births, Deaths, and Marirages at https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/; Archives New Zealand
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Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG; Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG
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