Edgar Butcher

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Edgar Butcher
Personal Information
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
Description 5'8"(1.73m) tall ; 176lbs
79.832 kg
; blue eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Butcher
Religion Methodist
Address 8 Shell street, Mandurah, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Muriel Butcher
Military Information
Reg Number W83142
Date of Enlistment 29 Apr 1942
Rank Sergeant
Unit/Formation 4th (Bunbury) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

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

War Service

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.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1968 at 6 Shell street, Mandurah, farmer; 1972 - 1977 at3/23 Creery street, Mandurah, retired


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