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EDGOOSE, Percy Llewellyn

EDGOOSE, Percy Llewellyn

Male 1886 - 1976  (89 years)

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  • Name EDGOOSE, Percy Llewellyn  [1
    Born 7 Aug 1886  Costerfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 444 
    _UID BF23BD903C734ABA866459C8113ECFCBD623 
    Died 11 May 1976  Camberwell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I444  Edgoose
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, John James,   b. 7 Oct 1830, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1930, Blackburn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Mother ADAMS, Sarah Ann,   b. 11 Oct 1844, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1922, Blackburn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1870  Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PETTY, Elsie Gertrude,   b. 20 Nov 1889, Doncaster, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1969, Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1913  Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Tom Alfred,   b. 15 Feb 1915, Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1942, Active Service in World War 2 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, James Winfrey,   b. 31 Jul 1920, Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1978, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, H.P.
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    PERCY LLEWELLYN EDGOOSE (1886-1976) and ELSIE EDGOOSE nee PETTY (1889-1969)

    Date: 20 FEBRUARY 1913

    The Wedding: From the left: Mr. PETTY; Mrs. PETTY; Percy EDGOOSE (groom); John James EDGOOSE; Herbert Harry EDGOOSE. Seated, from the left: Lynda EDGOOSE; Dorothy WEBB; Lily PETTY; Elsie PETTY (bride); Sarah Ann EDGOOSE
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    PERCY LLEWELLYN EDGOOSE (1886-1976) and ELSIE GERTRUDE EDGOOSE nee PETTY (1889-1969)

    Date: 1963

    This photograph was taken on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1963.
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    SECOND LIEUTENANT PERCY LLEWELLYN EDGOOSE (1886-1976)

    [Attribution: Australian War Memorial-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia
    (CC BY-NC 3.0 AU)]

    Documents
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    SECOND LIEUTENANT PERCY LLEWELLYN EDGOOSE (1886-1976)

    Attribution: Australian War Memorial-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia
    (CC BY-NC 3.0 AU)

    Letters from AMERICA
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    PERCY LLEWELLYN EDGOOSE (1886-1976) to MICHAEL JAMES EDGOOSE

    26 APRIL 1970

    A letter from 1 Vincent Street, Surrey Hills 3127, Victoria, Australia in which Perce gives news of his family.

    Letters from AUSTRALIA
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    PERCY LLEWELLYN EDGOOSE (1886-1976) to MICHAEL JAMES EDGOOSE

    13 NOVEMBER 1969

    A letter from 1 Vincent Street, Surrey Hills, 3127 Victoria, Australia, dated 13 November 1969 in which Perce mourned the loss of his beloved wife, explained how he got his injuries fighting in the First World War, and gave details of his children.

  • Notes 
    • PERCY LLEWELLYN EDGOOSE 1886-1976


      Percy Llewellyn EDGOOSE was born on 7 August 1886, son of Sarah Ann and John James EDGOOSE, at Costerfield, Victoria, Australia. John James EDGOOSE had married Sarah Ann ADAMS at Queenscliff, Victoria, on 18 June 1870.

      He matriculated from New College, Rose Hill.
      (World War 1 Service Record)

      From the 1909 Electoral Roll of Mitcham, Flinders, Victoria, Australia:
      EDGOOSE John James, Blackburn, independent means
      EDGOOSE Sarah Ann
      EDGOOSE Alice Bessie, Blackburn, teacher
      EDGOOSE Lucy
      EDGOOSE Herbert Harry
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn

      From the 1912 Electoral Roll of Mitcham, Flinders, Victoria, Australia:
      EDGOOSE John James
      EDGOOSE Sarah Ann
      EDGOOSE Alice Bessie, teacher
      EDGOOSE Lucy
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn

      He married Elsie Gertrude PETTY on 20 February 1913 and had three children: Tom Alfred EDGOOSE 1915-1942, James Winfrey EDGOOSE 1920-1978, and Harry Petty EDGOOSE in 1928.

      Two un-named male EDGOOSEs, thought to be 31 year old Elmitt Jesse EDGOOSE and his 26 year old brother Percy Llewellyn EDGOOSE, left Launceston, Tasmania, on 7 March 1913 and arrived at Melbourne, Victoria, the following day. Their occupations were described as "Traveller".
      (FindMyPast: Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists 1852-1924)

      Two un-named male EDGOOSEs, thought to be 31 year old Elmitt Jesse EDGOOSE and his 26 year old brother Percy Llewellyn EDGOOSE, left Launceston, Tasmania, on 7 March 1913 and arrived at Melbourne, Victoria, the following day. Their occupations were described as "Traveller".
      (FindMyPast: Victoria Coastal Passenger Lists 1852-1924)

      From the 1914 Electoral Roll of Grove Road, Box Hill, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn, clerk
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude, home duties

      From the 1915 Electoral Roll of Box Hill, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude

      A commercial traveller, he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 12 July 1915. His wife's address was Bingley Cottage, Grove Road, Box Hill, Victoria. He was 5 feet 5.3/4 inches tall, weighed 10 stone, had a sallow complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. Between July 1915 and April 1916 he spent three months during administrative work at the camp headquarters at Broadmeadows and had two spells at Officer Training Schools. A sergeant, he applied for a commision on 25 May 1916, by which time his height had increased to 5 feet 7 inches and his weight to 10 stone 4lbs. He applied again on 21 November 1916, this time successfully, and was made a second lieutenant. His Attestation Paper shows that his address (or that of his wife and child) had by this time changed to Main Road, Doncaster, Victoria.
      (World War 1 Personnel Records)

      He was appointed to the 24/7th Rifle Brigade on 2 February 1917 and embarked on the troopship HMAT Ballarat at Melbourne on 19 February 1917. The Ballarat, a P & O ship of 11,120 tons with a speed of 14 knots, was torpedoed in the English Channel on 25 April 1917 and sank the next day without loss of life (See also the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 page 420/1). He disembarked at Devonport.
      (World War 1 Personnel Records)
      (First World War Unit Embarkation Roll 23/24/5)

      In July 1917 he was sent to France and was promoted to Lieutenant on 30 September 1917. He was transferred to the 1st Australian Company Field Engineers on 12 January 1918, rejoining his unit a week later. After two weeks leave in the UK he attended the Australian Corps Gas School.
      (World War 1 Personnel Records)

      As a lieutenant in the 7th Battalion 1st Australian Infantry Division he was wounded by an Allied shell at 1a.m. on 13 June 1918 whilst carrying out a raid on a pill box at La Paradis in Northern France. He suffered fractures to both jaws and lost his right arm below the elbow and all except one finger of his left hand and was admitted to the 5th Red Cross Hospital at Wimereux.
      (World War 1 Personnel Records)

      He was transferred to The Queen's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, where Agnes and Augusta EDGOOSE went to see him, and he later visited Agnes at Crouch End and Augusta at Brighton.

      He returned to Australia on the Wandilla on 31 March 1919 and his appointment was terminated on 4 March 1920. He was awarded the 1914/1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

      From the 1919 Electoral Roll of Grove Road, Boxhill, Kooyong District, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn, clerk
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude

      His niece Myra EDGOOSE recalled how he used to drive the two miles from Doncaster every day on his way to catch the train to the City, how it was her sister INA's duty to feed and water the horse in the morning, put the jinker in the shed, and reverse the routine at five o'clock every evening, and how Percy's eldest son often did his homework at their dining table whilst waiting for his father.
      (letters April and September 2001)

      From the 1924 Electoral Roll of Main Road Doncaster, Flinders, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn, soldier
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude,

      From the 1926 Electoral Roll of Main Road, Doncaster, Flinders, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude

      From the 1931 Electoral Roll of 1, Vincent Street, Surrey Hills, Canterbury, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn, 1, Vincent Street, Surrey Hills, representative
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude, home duties

      From the 1936 Electoral Roll of Canterbury, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn, 1 Vincent Street, Surrey Hills, representative
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude, home duties

      From the 1937 Electoral Roll of Canterbury, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude
      EDGOOSE Tom Alfred

      From the 1943 Electoral Roll for Canterbury, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude
      EDGOOSE Tom Alfred

      From The Argus, 28 July 1943:
      "Tom Alfred EDGOOSE. Late of 1 Vincent Street, Surrey Hills, Farm Labourer, Deceased. - After fourteen clear days Percy Llewellyn EDGOOSE of Vincent street, Surrey Hills, collector, the executor appointed by the deceased's will, dated the 26th day of February 1941, will APPLY to the Supreme Court for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL. ABBOTT, BECKETT, STILLMAN, & GRAY, 422 Little Collins street, Melbourne, solicitors."

      He was living a 1 Vincent Street, Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia, when his youngest brother died in 1944 and was still there when his brother Ernest Winfrey EDGOOSE died in 1972.

      From The Argus, 28 September 1944:
      "HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE, of Chilcote Avenue, Malvern, Civil Servant, Deceased. After 14 clear days Percy Llewellyn EDGOOSE (in the will hereafter referred to misspelled "Llewelyn") EDGOOSE, of 1 Vincent street, Surrey Hills, agent, one of the executors appointed by the deceased's will, dated 12 May, 1933, will APPLY to the Supreme Court for PROBATE of this WILL, leave being reserved to Ellis LE LIEVRE, formerly of 30 Bryon street, Canterbury, but now of Oaklands, New South Wales, farmer, the other executor appointed by the said will, to come in and prove the same."

      From the 1946 Electoral Roll of 1 Vincent Street, Canterbury, E.10., Victoria, Australia (abbreviations expanded):
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn, representative
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude home duties
      EDGOOSE James Winfrey
      (findmypast)

      From the 1949 Electoral Roll of Canterbury, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewllyn
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude
      EDGOOSE James Winfrey

      From the 1954 Electoral Roll of Canterbury, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude
      EDGOOSE James Winfrey

      From the 1963 Electoral Roll of Canterbury, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude
      EDGOOSE James Winfrey

      From the 1967 Electoral Roll of Canterbury, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude
      EDGOOSE James Winfrey

      From the 1968 Electoral Roll of Surrey Hills West, Chisholm, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Percy Llewellyn
      EDGOOSE Elsie Gertrude
      EDGOOSE James Winfrey

      He wrote two letters from 1 Vincent Street, Surrey Hills 3127, Victoria, to Michael EDGOOSE, the first on 13 November 1969:
      "Please excuse this belated reply to your letter of 10/8/1969. I am in my 84th year and being a permanent and totally incapacitated soldier of the 1914-1918 war, I can't get along as quickly as I would like. Last year has been a very trying one. I had a serious operation through which I have come successfully but my dear little wife who nursed me fell and broke her hip and after two years of pain & suffering passed away on October 26th 1969 in her 80th year. She was an outstanding person, loved by everyone and you can't realize how I miss her.
      In the 1914/18 was I was a Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion Ist Aust Division Inf and was wounded carrying out a raid at 1 AM at 'Le Paradis' in Northern France (June 1918). The Corporal who picked me up & carried me to the 1st Aid Post was later awarded the D.C.M..
      On reaching England, I was able to meet Miss Agnes Rowley EDGOOSE of London (illegible) and her sister Augusta EDGOOSE of Brighton both of whom have passed on, but were quite elderly at the time. For the family tree My wife was Elsie Gertrude PETTY of Doncaster (Victoria) born 20/11/1889
      I was born at Costerfield (Vict) 7/8/1886
      We had 3 sons Tom Alfred (born 15/2/1915 shot down as a Flying Officer off the coast of Norway on 12/12/42
      James Winfrey born 31/7/1920 at 2nd World War for 6 years address at home with me, and Harry Petty EDGOOSE (Born 14/7/1928) 87 Smith St., Warragul, Victoria (married with 4 children)
      I would like a photograph of Tom's memorial at the RAF Runnymede but don't go to any trouble or expense. Yours sincerely Perce EDGOOSE"

      The second letter was written on 26 April 1970:
      "A few weeks ago, I received the Airforce Memorial photograph with Tom's name clearly and correctly inscribed thereon. Please accept my best thanks for your kind thought, and I will be very willing to meet any expenses which you have incurred. It was my dear little wife who was desirous to have Tom's memorial, but unfortunately, she is no longer with us, and at my old age, you will appreciate the comfort I will get from the memory of both Tom and a lovely wife. Elsie & I were married in 1913 (57 years) and were hoping to reach our diamond wedding, but that was not to be. I have two sons, Jim and Harry the former not married and the latter married with three sons and one daughter. Harry and his wife and family live at Warragul. a fine prosperous country town about 65 miles from Melbourne. They are all well. I have only one finger on my left hand and the right hand was shot off below the elbow so you will understand how difficult I find it is to write letters, and I know you will excuse the scrawl.
      Yours sincerely,
      Perce EDGOOSE"

      He died on 11 May 1976 and was buried in Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Victoria, Australia. His memorial plaque reads as follows:
      LIEUTENANT
      P. L. EDGOOSE
      7 BATTALION
      11 - 5 - 1976
      (Billion Graves)


      (revised 30.08.2016)

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Edgo21.FTW (Reliability: 0).
      Date of Import: 28 Jan 2002