EDWARDS, Charles Joseph Knight
(Service number 2/444)

First Rank Gunner Last Rank Lieutenant


Date 8 March 1905 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 8 September 1914 Age
Address at Enlistment Victoria Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin H.G. Edwards (Brother), Care of Murray, Roberts, And Co., Wellington, New Zealand
Religion Church Of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Field Artillery
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Limerick or Arawa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Field Artillery

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalĀ 
Military Awards Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), Mentioned In Dispatches (MID) for Gallentry and Dedication to Duty.

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 10 April 1917 Age 23
Place of Death Belgium
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference VII. B.28.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes


Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database [9/9/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records ( Archives NZ Ref. 2550226 3838 23693873) [11/11/2013];

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