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Horace William Edwards, Melbourne-born Draper, enlisted in the 8th Infantry Battalion on 18 August 1914 at the age of 19. He received a promotion to Sergeant on 25 April 1915. On 12 May 1915 Sgt Edwards received a gunshot wound to the right ankle. He was later discharged to service due to no evidence of bone injury and was promoted to acting Staff Sergeant Major. He later received a second injury in the line of duty but it was deemed as not serious.
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