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Sq.Ldr. Edward James ANNISON


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Constance Eileen ROBINSON

Sq.Ldr. Edward James ANNISON

  • Born: 13 Feb 1891, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
  • Christened: 11 Sep 1891, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
  • Married: 1926, Victoria, Australia 1
  • Died: 9 Dec 1945, 33 Willis St., Hampton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2
  • Buried: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria, Australia 3

   Research Notes:

"ANNISON.—On December 9 (suddenly), at 33 Willis street, Hampton, Sqd.-Leader E. J., D.C.M., M.M., late 1st A.I.F., 4th Light Horse, dearly loved eldest brother of Norman, William (deceased), Les (deceased), Roy, and Ivy (Mrs. J. Seammen)."




The sad news was received in Wagga yesterday by his aunt, Mrs. M. Irving, of 14 Fitzhardinge-st., of the sudden death at his home at Hampton, Melbourne, on Sunday afternoon of Squadron Leader Edward James Annison, at the age of 55 years. Born in Wagga and educated at the South Wagga School, he was afterwards employed in the Postal Department. He served with distinction throughout the 1914-18 war in the A.I.F., winning the M.M. at the Battle of Mons. Later, for further conspicuous bravery he was awarded the D.C.M. After returning to Australia he joined the Air Force at Point Cook, where he was in charge of construction works and was drill instructor. He was afterwards chosen as one of the personal attendants of the present King (then the Duke of York), on the occasion of his and the Duchess' visit to Australia. For his strict attention to duty he was awarded the R.V.M. (Royal Victorian Medal). He is survived by his wife and one son, Wallace; two brothers, Norman and Roy, of Melbourne, and one sister, Mrs. John Seammen. also of Melbourne. Two brothers, Leslie and William, predeceased him. Squadron Leader Annison attended the coronation of King George afterwards remaining in England for special instruction, which proved useful during the war just concluded. Those who knew him will regret the death of a brilliant soldier and a genial and sterling character.


Edward J. Annison, late of Hampton, Air Force Officer, probate 18 Apr 1946 4 5

   Marriage Information:

Edward married Constance Eileen ROBINSON, daughter of Thomas Henry Lawford ROBINSON and Deborah SMART, in 1926 in Victoria, Australia 1. (Constance Eileen ROBINSON was born on 26 Sep 1890 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia 6, christened on 21 Jun 1894 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia and died on 20 Feb 1979 in Gisborne, Victoria, Australia.)


1 Indexes for historical Victorian Births/Marriages/Deaths (Australia), 1926/10148.

2 The Argus (Melbourne), Monday 10 December 1945.

3 FindAGrave.

4 Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga), Wednesday 12 December 1945.

5 Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989, 376/014.

6 NSW Registry BDM (births), 35037/1890.

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