From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||14 May 1901|
|Place of Birth||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Death||2 Apr 1978, aged 77|
|Place of Death||Mandurah, Western Austrlia|
|Age at Enlistment||40 years 11 months|
5'8"(1.73m) tall ; 176lbs|
79.832 kg; blue eyes ; brown hair
|Address||8 Shell street, Mandurah, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Muriel Butcher|
|Date of Enlistment||29 Apr 1942|
|Unit/Formation||4th (Bunbury) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
During 1918 he had suffered a severe bout on "pneumonic Flue", and in 1922 had broken his right wrist. Edgar's first marriage lasted only a short time, marrying Gladys T Pascoe in the Canning district during 1925. Gladys died in early 1927 in the Beverley Hospital. With her untimely death Edgar married Muriel Alice Merrifield Pascoe (A sister of Gladys??) in Perth during 1930.
Electoral Roll entries: 1928 at West Dale, farmer; 1931 at Mt Kokeby, farmer; 1934 - 1936 at Pinjarra, farmer; 1937 - 1943 at Mandurah, butcher
Edgar enlisted in Pinjarra and was allocated to the 4th (Bunbury) VDC Battalion. On 28 Sep 1942 he was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 'D' Company, and on 12Jun 1943 he was again promoted, this time to Sergeant. He was sent on an NCO's Course at Harvey from 5-26 Jun 1943 before beig placed on the Reserve List on 31 Dec 1944.
Edgar was discharged on 15 Oct 1945.
Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1968 at 6 Shell street, Mandurah, farmer; 1972 - 1977 at3/23 Creery street, Mandurah, retired