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Edmund John Delaney was born in Trentham, VIC and was a Traveller when he enlisted in the No 1 Mining Corps on 10 July 1915 at the age of 42. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916 and by mid-May he was in France. Aside from minor medical issues he had no problems until late January 1918 when he was on leave in England. He was admitted to the 2nd Australian Army Hospital at Southall suffering from æICT foot' (inflamed connective tissue). From this point he struggled to regain active service fitness and before the year was out he had returned to Australia on the Arawa. He was discharged on December 3rd 1918 as æmedically unfit – myocarditis'.
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