EDWARDS, Richard
(Service number 86468)

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Date 7 September 1882 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 140 Church Street, Timaru
Occupation Painter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs M. EDWARDS (wife), 141 Evans Street, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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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
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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