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Edwards, Vincent (1148)

Place of Birth: Melbourne, VIC

Age: 28 years

Enlistment Details: Monday, 17 August 1914 – Broadmeadows, VIC

Service Number: 1148            view online service record

‘Concord’, Rouse Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
S A Edwards (mother)
187 Rouse Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 20 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Shropshire A9
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade – No 6 Battery

RTA: Tuesday, 24 September 1918
Discharged: Friday, 24 January 1919

In November 1919, Vincent applied to Port Melbourne Council for the combined position of Dog Registration Officer, Meter Reader and Assistant Collector for Electric Supply. Over 100 applications were received*.

Vincent worked in the family firm of farriers in Rouse Street.

Another returned soldier, Sydney Ryan Carns was the successful applicant.

* The file of handwritten applications is part of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society Collection


  • Karen MacDonald
    Posted June 14, 2017 11.26 am 0Likes

    Vincent was also known as Ben, working with his Father Thomas, and Brothers Jacob & Eli (Dick Edwards’) Forge at rear of 183 Rouse St Port Melbourne, until their father passed in 1909, the Sons took over the business, Dick later buying the business himself and continued into the 1950’s when Harper’s Starch Factory closed. Harper’s Stables were on the Cnr of Rouse & Dow Sts, Port Melbourne. Dick and Ben sailed the SJS and won many races in the Port Melbourne Yacht Club and were infamous yachtsmen. (Source book by Jan MacDonald: Thomas Edwards & Family Farriers & Yachtsmen of Sandridge/Port Melbourne 1868-1961

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