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Edwin Clifford Dunk

Temporary Corporal

Serial No:
Serial No. 1767

5th Light Trench Mortar Battery & 7th Light Trench Mortar Battery

The Oaks

Edwin Clifford Dunk - Information

Edwin was born in The Oaks c1896. He grew up in the area, and later found work as a carpenter. While Edwin remained in The Oaks, his family settled on a property in nearby Orangeville. When he was 20, he made his way into Sydney to enlist in the AIF at the Royal Showground Camp on the 23rd of October 1916. He luckily trained close to home, with the 5th Light Trench Mortar Battery in Menangle. He then left Sydney on the 2nd of December 1916 onboard the HMAT Orsova.

In mid February 1917, Edwin set down in Plymouth Harbour. He was then marched into Details Camp at Perham Downs. While in camp, Edwin let a prisoner escape custody. For this infraction, he was charged a week’s pay. In April, he was transferred to the 16th Light Trench Mortar Battery. In September, he was transported to France to join the 7th Battery. Edwin and his unit provided fire support for operations. He remained with them until after the war ended. On the 15th of January 1919, he was promoted Temporary Corporal. In late April, he was stationed back to England, before heading home in June.