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Edward William Anderson was born in Nhill, VIC and was a Labourer living in Bald Hills via Ballarat, Victoria when he enlisted in the 24th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement on 19 July 1915 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915. In France in July 1916 he suffered severe shell shock and was hospitalised in England until February of 1917. On May 8th 1917 he was wounded for a second time, sustaining shrapnel wounds to his face and hands. Even after hostilities ceased his life was threatened, and in February 1919 he was listed as ædangerously ill' suffering from influenza. He recovered and returned to Australia in June 1919.
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