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Full Name: Edgar Vincent Edlin
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Edgar Vincent
Surname: Edlin
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 28273
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mrs E. Edlin (mother), 4 Armidale Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 19th Reinforcements Specialist Machine-Gun Section
Embarkation Date: 15 November 1916
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 68
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 45
Page on Nominal Roll: 19
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Machine Gun Battalion, C (Wellington) Company
Place of Death: Havrincourt, France
Date of Death: 13 September 1918
Age at Death: 20
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. B.14.
Biographical Notes: Edgar Edlin was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Edlin, of Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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