E. J. Delaney

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Edmund John Delaney was a 42 year old traveller when he enlisted during World War One. [1].Edmund Delaney was born in Trentham. He had at least two children. Veronica and Denis were named as his children on his enlistment form.[2] He was a widower.[3]Edmund Delaney died on the 22nd January, 1936. He was a publican in Ballarat at the time of his death. He is buried at the Ballaarat New Cemetery. The listing says that he was born in 1874.[4]. When Edmund Delaney enlisted, he was 5'11" and 13 stone. He had fair complexion, grey eyes and brown/grey hair.[5]

Military Experience

Sapper(530) Edmund Delaney was a 42 year old widower who was working as a traveller when he enlisted in Ballarat. He was a member of the 2nd Tunnelling Company. As a widower, he named his two children, Veronica and Denis Delaney, and his mother from the Edinboro Castle Hotel, Armstrong Street, Ballarat as his next of kin.[6] He enlisted on the 10th July 1915, in the No.1 Mining Corps, and the unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on the HMAT Ulysses, on the 20th February 1916.[7]Edmund Delaney was appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal on the 22nd May 1916 [8] Lance Corporal Delaney was admitted to the 2nd Auxilary Hospital ICT on the 31st January 1918 and was discharged on the 19th March 1918. [9] Edmund Delaney returned to Australia on the 15th September 1918.[10]

Awards and Medals

Lance Corporal Delaney was awarded the Victory medal and the British War medal.[11]

See also

2nd Tunnelling Company


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--Cgervasoni (talk) 23:06, 29 April 2014 (EST) Denise Grant, 30th August 2014

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