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02-March-2013
02-March-2013
Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Plaque commemorates Edward Lawrence Edwards who died while a prisoner of war in June 1943 during World War Two.

Pte Edward L. Edwards, son of Mr and Mrs Charles Edwards, of Eddington, died while a prisoner of war on June 2, 1943. Pte Edwards, who was aged 29, was the first man to enlist from Eddington. He served in the Middle East, and was taken prisoner when the Japanese invaded Java. Before the war he worked on his father's farm.
The Argus (Melbourne) 11 June 1945.

Location

Address:McCoy Street, Eddington Community Centre, Eddington, 3472
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.882185
Long: 143.858461
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:02-June-1943
Actual Event End Date:02-June-1943

Dedication

Front Inscription

                 In
         Memory Of
EDWARD LAWRENCE EDWARDS
Who Gave His Life For His Country
       June 2nd 1943.
       World War II.
      1939 - 1945.
  Duty Nobly Done.

 

Source: MA
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