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Edward Homer Williams (1885–1915)

by Colin Choat

Edward Homer Williams (1885-1915), was the eldest son of Allan Williams (d.1931) and Harriot Williams (nee Homer) and brother of Edith Williams, Allan Crowther Williams (1889-1976), Elsie Williams, and Henry Stuart Homer Williams (1892-1918). He was living at Burrenbring station, near Nebo, Queensland, owned by his parents, when he volunteered for service in World War I. He was the first volunteer in the district and in late 1814 the unmarried Williams went to Cairo and then to Gallipoli as a member of the 5th Light Horse Regiment. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 28 June, 1915.

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Colin Choat, 'Williams, Edward Homer (1885–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


28 June, 1915 (aged ~ 30)
Dardanelles, Turkey

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service