(Service number 86468)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||7 September 1882||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||140 Church Street, Timaru|
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|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. EDWARDS (wife), 141 Evans Street, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||7 October 1958||Age||76 years|
|Place of Death||Wellington|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Karori Crematorium, Wellington|
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Richard Edwards was the second son of Richard and Jessie (née Kitto) Edwards. He married Mercy Saunders on 31 October 1906 at Timaru. Their son, Richard Mark Edwards was born on 12 November 1911 at Pleasant Point. Richard was drawn in the ballot and enlisted. Mercy died in 1934 and was buried at Pleasant Point. Richard’s brother, Claude James Edwards, served in World War I.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2020]; Karori Crematorium record (Wellington City Council) [27 March 2020]
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