LUKEY, Edgar Jabez
(Service number N/N)

First Rank Last Rank


Date 12 November 1881 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 31 July 1917 Age 35 years 8 months
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Veterinary surgeon
Previous Military Experience Captain in A.A.V.C. (Transport 1916); Lieutenant in Imperial A.V.C. - contract expired
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Ruby Suporah LUKEY (wife), Warra Road, Kooyong, Victoria
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Force Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Sea Transport Service
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Army Veterinary Corps
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With British Army Veterinary Hospital in Egypt
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Veterinary Surgeon


Date 19 June 1958 Age 76 years
Place of Death Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Roll of Honour of the University Veterinary School of the University of Melbourne

Biographical Notes

Edgar Jabez Lukey, born in 12 November 1881 at Timaru and baptised on 21 May 1882 at St Mary’s Anglican Church, Timaru, was the youngest son of Jabez and Mary (née Lloyd) Lukey. He was educated at Christchurch Normal and Christchurch East schools. By 1909 he was resident in Victoria, Australia. Edgar married Suporah Ruby Pedersen in 1912 in Victoria, Australia.

A veterinary surgeon, he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force on 31 July 1917, aged 35 years 8 months. He named his wife as next-of-kin – Ruby Suporah Lukey, Warra Road, Kooyong, Victoria. He had previously served as Captain in the A.A.V.C. (Transport 1916) and as a Lieutenant in the Imperial A.V.C., until his contract expired. He served as a captain of the 1st Veterinary Regiment. His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour of the University Veterinary School of the University of Melbourne – Captain Edgar Jabez Lukey, Army Veterinary Corps (31 July, 1917 to 15 May, 1919), served with the Sea Transport Service and in the British Army Veterinary Hospital in Egypt.

Edgar, a veterinarian, and Ruby spent some time in New Zealand in the 1920s-1930s. He died on 19 June 1958 at Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia, a retired veterinary surgeon. His brother, Frederick Alexander Lukey also served with the Australian Forces in World War I.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [15 April 2020]; School Admission records [15 April 2020]; Australia Marriage & Death indexes ( [17 April 2020]; St Mary’s Timaru Baptism record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [17 April 2020]

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