EDWARDS, Edgar Roy

Service Number: SX9684
Enlisted: 26 July 1940, Wayville, SA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tas., 14 November 1918
Home Town: Brighton, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Hutchins School Hobart, Neutral Bay Boy's High School, King's College Adelaide
Occupation: Poultry Farmer
Died: 15 August 2010, aged 91 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: North Queensland Garden of Remembrance (Townsville)
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World War 2 Service

26 Jul 1940: Involvement Sergeant, SX9684, 27th Infantry Battalion
26 Jul 1940: Enlisted Wayville, SA
26 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Sergeant, SX9684, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
21 Mar 1946: Discharged
21 Mar 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Sergeant, SX9684, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Honoured Military Medal

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Edwards of Blackwood, SA.   Educated at the Hutchins School, Hobart, Neutral Bay Boys's High School NSW and later at King's College Adelaide where in 1936 he won 1st prize in the highest division in the Australian Museum Essay Competitiion and the President's Gold Medal for est essay.  He was a good all round athlete and plaed Rugby Football in NSW where he secured his 'Blue' and in South Australia with East Torrens.  From an early age he has been keenly interested in anthopology and the welfare of aboriginies, being honary secretary of the Aborigines' Protection Leage of S.A.  In 1939 he was a member of the Dr. Duguid's Expedition which investigated conditions in the Musgrave and Petermann Ranges, Lasseter's country.  In 1938 he joined the Volunteer Milita attaining the rank of Sergeant and in July 1940 enlisted as a Corporal with the AIF.  He took part in campaigns in the Western Desert and Syria.