Edwin Robert ALAND

Edwin Robert Aland Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
25-August-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
43
Status
Married
Service No
3451
Rank
Private
Unit
25th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
Embarked
03-January-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
29 July 1916
Place
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba’s Mothers’ Memorial and Toowoomba Grammar School Roll of Honour.

Father of Captain Robert Clegg Aland MC. 

 

Edwin Aland joined his unit in France in July 1916. Sixteen days later he was killed in action at Pozieres. After the war his body could not be found. Having no known grave his name was included on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. In 1936 his remains and identity disc were discovered buried near Pozieres and were re-interred at Sucrerie Military Cemetery.

 

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