Born in Bunbury, Western Australia, Edwin Harvey was a single 19 year old upholsterer at the time of his enlistment in Ballarat on the 28th of June 1917. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on the 16th of July 1917.
On the 5th of April 1918, Edwin was wounded in action. He was admitted to hospital on the 10th of April with severe gunshot wounds to his back. He returned to duty on the 8th of June 1918.
On the 11th of December 1918 he was transferred to the Australian Army Pay Corps.
Edwin was promoted to Extra Regimental Corporal on the 1st of February 1919.
He returned to Australia on the 6th of December 1919 and was discharged on the 1st of March 1920.
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