John Henry EDWARDS

EDWARDS , John Henry

Service Number: QX10577
Enlisted: 24 June 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Eaglehawk, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 12 September 1900
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, 10 January 1969, aged 68 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Maryborough Lawn Cemetery, Queensland
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World War 2 Service

24 Jun 1940: Involvement QX10577
24 Jun 1940: Enlisted
24 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, QX10577
28 Sep 1945: Discharged
28 Sep 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, QX10577

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

John was the second of eight children of Thomas Earl Edwards Snr (born 1875 in Wales) and Isabella (Bella) Elizabeth Caldwell (born 1874 at Nerring in Victoria. Tom Snr was a Goldminer at Eaglehawk, Bendigo, Victoria in 1898 when he married Bella. The family lived in Western Australia at Daveyhurst near Menzies on the Goldfields from 1902 to 1906 - Tom Snr was a Gold Miner/Prospector. Returning to Bendigo, Tom Snr was a Gold Miner until his death in 1930.

John worked as a Labourer and was in Maryborough, QLD in 1940 when he enlisted in the Army. He was a Private (Service No:QX10577) attached to EC Signals Training Depot when he was Discharged in September 1945. Brother Thomas Earl (Private; Service No:2401) and Brother in Law Hubert Charles Jason (Private; Service No:4118) served in WWI and Brothers William Caldwell (Corporal; Service No:QX10578) and Sidney Edgar (Corporal; Service No:VX47334) served in WWII.

Returning to Maryborough, QLD John was working as a Labourer in November 1945 when he married Doris Norwood (born 1918 in Maryborough, QLD). John and Doris settled in Maryborough where John worked as a Labourer. Doris died in 1965 and John died in 1969.