Edwin Charles Matthew BAWDEN


BAWDEN, Edwin Charles Matthew

Service Number: 122
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Farrier Sergeant
Last Unit: Fourth (Imperial) Bushman Contingent, Victoria
Born: Eldorado, Rural City of Wangaratta, Victoria, 1876
Home Town: Eldorado, Wangaratta, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farrier
Died: Died of Illness (measles & pneumonia), Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, 7 August 1901
Cemetery: Eldorado Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Ballarat Boer War Memorial (Queen Victoria Square), Wangaratta Boer War Memorial, Wilby Plaque of Remembrance, Yarrawonga War Memorial, Yarrawonga War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Farrier, SN 122
1 May 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Farrier Sergeant, SN 122, Fourth (Imperial) Bushman Contingent, Victoria, The Boer Offensive

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Edwin Charles Matthew BAWDEN was born in 1876 in Eldorado, Victoria

His parents were William Henry BAWDEN and Fanny Thomas HOLLOW

He joined the 4th Imperial Contingent (Victorian Imperial Bushmen) in 1900 which left Australia on the ship Victorian on 1st May, 1900

He saw service as a Farrier Sergeant from May 1900 to June 1901 in Rhodesia, West Transvall, Cape Colony including relief ot Philipstown (11th February 1901) capture of Boer guns at Reads Drift on 23rd Febuary and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof on 1st May 1901.

He returned home on the ship Britannic ill with measles and died  in Melbourne Hospital eight days later of pneumonia supervening on measles

Edwin is buried in Eldorado Cemetery in Victoria and also has a memorial & a plaque in Victoria (see the following links for details & photos)

http://users.netconnect.com.au/~ianmac/fourth.html (users.netconnect.com.au)

http://www.angloboerwar.com/unit-information/australian-units/167-victoria/405-4th-victorian-contingent (www.angloboerwar.com)

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=254306&GRid=86620376 (www.findagrave.com)

http://monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/conflict/boer/display/33874-boer-war-memorial (monumentaustralia.org.au)

http://www.bwm.org.au/documents/VIC_Newsletter_201103.pdf (www.bwm.org.au)

http://www.bwm.org.au/site/Edward_Bawden.asp (www.bwm.org.au)

THE ARGUS - 8th August, 1901


Trooper Edwin Bawden one of the invalided soldiers who arrived by the transport Britannic died in the Melbourne Hospital yesterday afternoon of pneumonia supervening on measles.  The deceased was 23 years of age and belonged to Eldorado


BENDIGO ADVERTISER - 8th August 1901

DEATH OF A TROOPER - Edwin Bawden aged 23 who was a trooper in the Bushmens Continent died this evening in the Melbourne Hospital.  the casue of death was bronchial pneumonia supervening on measles.  The deceased was a native of Eldorado in the North eastern district and was a popular member of the contingent