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Edward Artso

City of Warrnambool Rowing Club (VIC)

Edward Artso was 23 years old when he enlisted, having been previously rejected for being too short. He was only 5 feet 2 inches tall. His occupation was listed as a carpenter. Whilst serving with 29th Battalion, Edward received gun-shot wounds to his back and right arm on 10th May 1918 in action in France. He subsequently died from these wounds on 18th May 1918. He was buried at the British Cemetery at Vignacourt on 25th May 1918.

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