|Place of birth||Shepparton, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Sister, E. Canham, Shepparton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Shepparton, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Commenced return to Australia from Egypt on board HT 'Port Lincoln', 2 September 1915 (gonorrhoea).
Re-embarked as No 3326 on board HT 'Commonwealth', 26 November 1915.
Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 3 February 1916 (sore eyes).
Joined 8th Bn, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.
Taken on strength, 1st Pioneer Bn, 13 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.
Found guilty, 7 April 1916, of being absent from parade, 6 April 1916: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.
On leave, 19 July 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 2 August 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 3 August 1917 (gonorrhoea), and transferred to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 4 August 1917; discharged to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, 17 November 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 107 days.
Admitted to 39th General Hospital, 20 November 1917 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to Base Depot, 8 December 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 19 days; rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 December 1917
Detached for duty to 1st Division Headquarters, 3 July 1918; rejoined Bn, 13 July 1918.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 26 February 1919 (teeth); discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 27 February 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 10 april 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 12 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 July 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 25 September 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CANHAM Edwin|