|Place of birth||Rochford, Victoria|
|School||Drouin West and later Leongatha Schools, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Alfred Edward Edney, Leongatha, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served as Sergeant for 2 years in the Cadets; resigned on leaving the district.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Was a member of Leongatha Fire Brigade.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alfred and Ethel Isabel EDNEY, 57 Linain Road, Hampton, Victoria. Native of Rochford, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Cousin: 4218 Pte Alan McGregor GORDON, 8th Bn, killed in action, 26 July 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to join 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 990610,3487 Lance Corporal S. CRITTENDEN, D Company, 59th Bn (patient, Wharncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, England), 8 November 1916: 'On July 19/16 about 7 p.m. at Fleurbaix Jack E. Edney was blown to pieces, a shell hit the bag of grenades he was carrying.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, EDNEY John Edward
Red Cross file 990610