Edward LONERGAN

Birthplace
Dalby
Resided
Wyreema
Occupation
Railway Night Officer
Enlisted
25-October-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
417
Rank
Private
Unit
42nd Battalion, Machine Gun Section
Embarked
05-June-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
08-June-1917
Place
Messines, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Toowoomba Railway Honour Board.

 

Edward Lonergan arrived in France from England in November 1916. The winter of 1916-17 was horrendous and his 42nd Battalion spent much of it in the front line. On 7 June 1917 at Messines in Belgium, he was wounded in the head and left hand and evacuated to the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station where he died the next day.