Edward John Peasnell was born in Ballarat and was a Brick drawer living at Hummfray Street, South Ballarat when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement on 27 September 1915 at the age of 44. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916. He was transferred to the No. 1 Pioneers on 25 May 1916 after having been admitted to hospital suffering trench feet. He was subsequently transferred to the 3rd Aux Hospital for the addition of an injury to his ankle and suffering bronchitis. He received a medical discharge and returned home to Australia aboard the Nestor 22 July 1917 and received a medical discharge on 19 December 1917.
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