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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Miner and Distiller/Mine manager by trade, Edward Francis Brind was 42 years and married when enlisted on the 3rd of December 1915 in the Mining Corps Reinforcement 2, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Lieutenant. His Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 'Star Of Victoria' on the 31st of March 1916. On the 1st of October 1916 to be Lieutenant 'In the Field'. On the 29th of December 1916 admitted to the 7th Staty Boulogne Observation; discharged from the 3rd London General Hospital Bronchitis to discharge Australia and was listed as returned to Australia on the 4th of May 1917. Disembarked at Melbourne on the 4th of July 1917 per 'Themistocles' to the 2nd Military District deafness. Appointment terminated on the 16th of September 1917. Tree No. 3786