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Soldier profiles

Name : PREST, EDMOND NORMAN
Service Number : VX24524
Date of Birth : 22/12/1909
Place of Birth : BOORT, VIC
Known as : NORM
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 17/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : RICHMOND, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : PREST, VERONICA
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : D COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions : BALATE RIDGE (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) : 27/06/1941 MORTALLY WOUNDED BALATE RIDGE (SYRIA)
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 28/06/1941
Age at Death : 31
Community Roll of Honour : RICHMOND (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY, ISRAEL. A. H. 5. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 28/06/1941 / SYRIA
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6205207 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Albert Edward and Isabel Prest; husband of Veronica Mary Prest, of Richmond, Victoria, Australia.