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24th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force

1st Sep 1918 Assault Made

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24th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Burvett Alfred Sydney. Sgt. (d.24th Aug 1916)
  • Edgerton MM DSO MID.. Eric Henry Drummond . Lt. (d.11th Aug 1918)
  • Garvie William Ernest. Pte. (d.19th Nov 1916)
  • Ingram VC MM. George Morby. Capt
  • Shaw Harold Vincent. Pte.

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Pte. William Ernest Garvie 24th Btn. (d.19th Nov 1916)

William Garvie died on 19th November 1916 aged 34 is and buried in in the St Sever Cemetery extension in France. He was the son of George and Jane Garvie, of Inlet Rd., Leongatha, Victoria, Australia

s flynn


Pte. Harold Vincent Shaw Australian Imperial Force 24th Btn.

My grandfather, Harold Vincent Shaw, was wounded on 4th October 1917 in France. He had joined up on 12th September 1914, joining the 24th Battalion via transfer in 1916. I am not sure what battle took place on that day.

Alan Shaw


Lt. Eric Henry Drummond Edgerton MM DSO MID. 24th Infantry Battalion (d.11th Aug 1918)

Eric Henry Drummond Edgerton was born at Moonee Ponds, Victoria in 1897 to parents James and Florence. Prior to the First World War he spent seven years as a cadet. Edgerton was aged 18 and a student when he joined the 24th Infantry Battalion on 14th April 1915. On 25th of June 1915, he departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Ceramic. Two of Edgerton's cousins also served, Private Percival John Young and Second Lieutenant Harry Leslie Killingsworth.

Serving at Gallipoli, Edgerton was promoted to the rank of corporal in November 1915 and was hospitalised in December 1915. He returned to his unit in January 1916 and sent to the Western Front in France. Edgerton was awarded the Military Medal on 27 October 1916 and promoted to the rank of sergeant in November that year. 1917 brought the award of a Bar to his Military Medal on 11 May and promotions to the ranks of second lieutenant in March and lieutenant in September. In 1918, Edgerton further demonstrated his courage and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 16 September 1918 for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty" in capturing several German machine gun positions.

Eric Edgerton was 21 years old when he was killed in action on 11 August 1918 in France. His death was mentioned in the despatches of Field Marshal Douglas Haig on 8th of November 1918 and he is buried at Villers-Brettoneux Military Cemetery, France

s flynn


Sgt. Alfred Sydney Burvett 24th Infantry Battalion (d.24th Aug 1916)

Alfred Sydney Burvett was born at Benalla, Victoria and was educated at the state school in Carlton, Victoria. He worked as a silversmith and served in the cadets and citizens forces prior to the outbreak of the First World War. Burvett enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) on 7 March 1915, and was part of the surplus of troops at Broadmeadows Camp used to raise the 24th Infantry Battalion. His younger brother, Herbert Henry Burvett, also served with the AIF in the 6th Infantry Battalion.

Burvett embarked from Melbourne on 10 May 1915 aboard the transport ship HMAT Euripides and trained in Egypt between July and August. During this time, his brother died of wounds received on 7 August at Lone Pine. Burvett and the 24th Infantry Battalion were sent to Gallipoli in September 1915, mostly serving in the Lone Pine area.

In early 1916 Burvett proceeded to France, receiving two swift promotions by July; from corporal to acting sergeant. The 24th Battalion moved to the Pozières area and on 24 August 1916 and was involved in heavy fighting at Pozières. Alfred Burvett was killed in action during this time and he is buried at Courcelette British Cemetery, France.

s flynn

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