Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
31/12/1915- Completed Medical Examination Perth WA
8/01/1916- To 41 Depot as Private
1/02/1916- To 65th Battalion ” A ” Company Belmont WA as Sapper
17/06/1916- To Miners Reinforcements Seymour, VIC
17/07/1916- To No. 6 Tunnelling Company Seymour, VIC
21/09/1916- To Australian Mining Corps No. 3 Camp Parkhouse England ex Australia
17/11/1916- Proceeded Overseas Australian General Base Depot Etaples France ex England
17/12/1916- Admitted Hospital France ex 1st Canadian Tunnelling Company
14/01/1917- Admitted No. 3 General Hospital Rouen France ( Myalgia – Pain lumbar region and down right leg ) ex 1st Anzac Entrenching Battalion
13/02/1917- Transferred to Permanent Base Duty England ex AGBD Etaples France
6/04/1917- To No. 2 Command Depot Weymouth England
4/05/1917- Embarked Devonport England bound for Australia per ” Themistocles ” ( Rheumatism )
25/06/1917- Disembarked Fremantle and admitted to No.8 Australian General Hospital Fremantle WA ( Dilated Heart )
12/07/1917- Discharged from Service ( Permanently Medically Unfit )
SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED
British War Medal – No. 13343
Victory Medal – No. 13212
Refer Articles in the Bunbury Herald and Blackwood Express of Tuesday 9 November1920.
Edward Patrick DELANEY survived the rigours of the Great War , to then sadly be killed in the Wokalup Timber Train disaster on 6 November, 1920.
The heavily loaded Timber Train with Tender and 28 trucks, suffered problems with its braking system, and left the rails at high speed near Wokalup on Saturday night at 9.20p.m.
DELANEY was one of 9 men killed in the disaster, whilst 2 lucky men who were in the last truck, remained uninjured, because the last 2 trucks did not leave the rails.