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BRUMLEY, Edwin John (1896-1990)

BRUMLEY, Edwin John (1896-1990)

Edwin Brumley was born on 24 January 1896, the son of Daniel Wells Brumley and Ellen Guelinda nee Whitson. He attended Mortlake State School and then enrolled as a boarder at Geelong College from 12 February 1912 to December 1913.

He was a Cadet at Warrnambool.

He enlisted in the AIF on 12 February 1916 and was a Corporal in 38 Battalion D Company citing his address as 'Nadjook', Mortlake. During training camp he became ill and spent nine weeks in Bendigo Hospital, suffering from cerebro-spinal meningitis and and a month later from measles. He was discharged from the army on 10 October 1916.

His brother, Arthur Leslie Brumley (1900-1991) was also educated at Geelong College.

Sources: Based on an edited extract from 'Geelong Collegians at the Great War' compiled by James Affleck p144 (citing Pegasus; National Archives); NAA B2455 Brumley E W.
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