15th Infantry Battalion, A.I.F.

Private, Regimental No. 5791.

Died of wounds , 27 February 1918, Hessian Woods, France.







Biographical Details

Born: 29 March 1896 at Yeslands, Mirani West, QLD, Australia.

Father: Albert John Wellman FUDGE.

Mother: Naomi HOOPER.

Marital Status: Single.

Education: Mirani State School, QLD.

Occupation: Sugar Worker


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 6 January 1916 at Rockhampton, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Mirani, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

4 May 1916 with 15th Battalion,

18th Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on Ship H.M.A.T. A49 "Seang Choon".

Cause of Death: Died of Wounds on

27 February 1918 while serving with 15th Battalion at Hessian Woods, France at the age of 21 years.

Burial place or Memorial: No known grave.

Next of Kin:  Mother, Mrs. N. Fudge, Mirani via Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Methodist.

Commemorative Details

Panel 75, Australian War Memorial;

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium Panel No: 17;

Mackay Cenotaph;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;

Mirani Honour Board.


Edgar’s Father was Albert Fudge, who was the local Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Mackay in the Queensland Parliament from 1904 to 1907.


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