Born in Creswick, Victoria, Edward Mann was a single 26 year old labourer at the time of his enlistment in Ballarat on the 12th of November 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on the 7th of March 1916. Edward was appointed Lance Corporal on the 9th of December 1916.
On the 8th of May 1917, Edward was wounded in action. He embarked for England on the 14th of May, and was admitted to the Kitchener Military Hospital in Brighton, England on the 15th of May with gunshot wounds to both legs. He rejoined his battalion on the 24th of January 1918.
On April the 13th 1918, Edward was wounded in action again; he was invalided to the U.K on the 17th of April, and on the 18th of April was admitted to a Military Hospital in Norwich, England with a gunshot wound to his right foot.
Whilst serving abroad, Edward married Harriet Dobson in Sussex, England on the 29th of June 1918.
He returned to duty on the 27th of July 1918.
Edward returned to Australia on the 6th of September 1919, and was discharged on the 29th of October 1919.
Tree No. 1953