Edmund Lind was Dux of Camberwell Grammar School in 1905, and went on to study medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1914. He immediately enlisted in the first AIF as Captain, having served with the Melbourne University Rifles since 1910, and was posted to Egypt and prepared to land on Gallipoli. Throughout the war he served with a number of units and was promoted to Major in 1916, becoming Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services for 11 ANZAC corps.
He received the DSO in January 1918 and was twice Mentioned in Dispatches.
On returning to Australia he established a medical practice, and rejoined the Melbourne University Rifles, commanding the unit on a number of occasions. He was promoted to Brigadier in 1938, and in 1940 took command of 23 Brigade,
8th Division, and in June of that year was appointed a Companion of the British Empire (Military Division)
(1889 – 1944)