Edwin enlisted on 24 Apr 1941 and posted to 2/1st Fortress Signals on 10 Jul 1941. He embarked for Timor on 8 Dec 1941 and joined the 2/2nd on Timor as a Signaller from 2/1st Fortress Signals, after the fall of Koepang, approx. March 1942. He was medevac'd for Australia aboard "KURU" on 9 Aug 1942. He transferred to 19th Australian Employment Company (AEC) on 15 Feb 1943, then to 21st AEC on 18 Feb 1943, which was designated as 21st Australian Works Company. Transferred to 120th Australian Special Hospital on 1 Dec 1944, appointed Lance Corporal 25 May 1945, promoted Corporal on 13 Sept 1945 and appointed Lance Sergeant on 23 Oct 1946. He transferred to 113th Concord Mil Hospital on 2 Dec 1946 and was discharged on 1 Aug 1947.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps