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In the Colony She Was the First

Edward Churchill Terry (1891–1915)

Edward Terry was working as a porter when at age 23 he enlisted in the first A.I.F. on 3 December 1914. He was allotted to the 12th Battalion. When examined by William Crowther, he was described as being 5 feet 8½ inches (174 cm) tall, weighing 152 lbs (69 kilos) with a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair.
Private Edward Terry joined the battalion in the field at Gallipoli in May 1915, as part of a group of reinforcements. On 6 August 1915 he was seriously wounded, with gunshot wounds to his head and body. He was evacuated to Alexandria where he died five days later. He was buried at the Chatby War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt.

One of the iconic images of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, ‘the irrepressible Australians at Anzac’:  an Australian Digger bringing in a wounded comrade to hospital.  Dardanelles Campaign, 1915.
One of the iconic images of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, ‘the irrepressible Australians at Anzac’: an Australian Digger bringing in a wounded comrade to hospital. Dardanelles Campaign, 1915.

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