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Born in Kadnia, South Australia and Manager, Manufacturing chemist, Edwin Arthur Burnell was 37 years and married when enlisted on the 10th of July 1915 in the Howitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Driver, Number 21956. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 'Medic' on the 20th of May 1916. Appointed Gunner on the 25th of January 1916. On the 21st of April 1917 admitted Diarrhoea: on the 12th of May admitted Bronchitis; on the 18th of May 1917 admitted to Hospital sick; on the 19th of May 1917 admitted sub AC Rheumatism & Bronchitis. Again on the 17th of March 1918 admitted Sciatica to the 4th ADRS; to the 11th Casualty Clearing Stations; on the 27th of March 1918 admitted to the 4th General Hospital – Myalgia severe; on the 19th of May 1918 admitted sick to hospital influenza. Returned to Australia per 'D22' from England Myalgia on the 15th of September 1918 for nursing staff duty. Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 3rd of December 1918. Tree No. 1645