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EDGOOSE,  Herbert Harry

EDGOOSE, Herbert Harry

Male 1884 - 1944  (60 years)

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  • Name EDGOOSE, Herbert Harry 
    Born 26 Aug 1884  Rosebrook, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 463 
    _UID 46FEBFFB02124B7E8F3977FE7B1A02A45356 
    Died 9 Sep 1944  Richmond, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I463  Edgoose
    Last Modified 24 Jul 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 LE LIEVRE, Ethellyn Elizabeth,   b. 13 Aug 1894, Thalia, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1979, Malvern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1920  Corack, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Winfrey Le Lievre,   b. 24 Mar 1921, Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 2008, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, John Franklyn,   b. 4 Jun 1923, Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1941, Active Service in World War 2 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, H.W.
     4. EDGOOSE, A.G.
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F322  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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    HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE (1884-1944)

    Date: 1914-1918

    In military uniform during the First World War 1914-1918.

    Personal Letters
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    AUGUSTA EDGOOSE (1847-1927) to HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE (1884-1944)

    UNDATED

    "Dear Cousin Herbert Am just sending Upton Helions my little home across the water. Accept by best wishes for the New year With best love Your affectionate Cousin Augusta Edgoose"
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    HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE (1884-1944) to WALTER LEEDER EDGOOSE (1871-1957)
    12 NOVEMBER 1919

    "To Mr W L Edgoose & Family With best Wishes for a Merry Xmas & Happy 1920 Yrs v Sincerely Herbt H. Edgoose, "Risegate", Blackburn, Victoria, Australia n12 November 1919.
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    HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE (1884-1944) to WALTER LEEDER EDGOOSE (1871-1957)
    12 NOVEMBER 1919

    Back at "Risegate", Blackburn, Victoria, Australia, after fighting in Europe during the 1914-1918 War, Herbt. H. Edgoose sent best wishes for Christmas and a happy 1920 to Walter Leeder Edgoose.
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    WALTER LEEDER EDGOOSE (1871-1957) to HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE (1884-1944)
    02 MAY 1919

    The first page of a response to a letter from HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE who was serving with the Australian Imperial Forces in Europe in the First World War. They were unable to discover their relationship but they came very close.
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    WALTER LEEDER EDGOOSE (1871-1957) to HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE (1884-1944)
    02 MAY 1919

    The second page of a response to a letter from HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE who was serving with the Australian Imperial Forces in Europe in the First World War. They were unable to discover their relationship but they came very close.

  • Notes 
    • HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE 1884-1944

      He was born on 26 August 1884, son of John James and Sarah Ann EDGOOSE. John James EDGOOSE had married Sarah Ann ADAMS at Queenscliff near Geelong, Victoria, Australia, on 18 June 1870.

      He arrived in Sydney on 25 December 1905 aboard the ship Yongala which had sailed from West Australian ports, Melbourne and Adelaide.
      (New South Wales Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists 1826-1922)

      "KINGLAKE
      Mr. H. H. EDGOOSE has been successful at the recent State Public Service examination recently held in Melbourne, and will leave here shortly to take up a position at one of the Government offices in the metropolis. Although only a few months stationed here, Mr. EDGOOSE by his urbanity and kindness has become a general favourite."
      (Evelyn Observer and Bourke East Record, 19 July 1907)
      (www.trove.nla.gov.au)

      Herbert Harry EDGOOSE was appointed to be an Officer of the Fifth Class in the Clerical Division of the Department of Public Instruction. He was on probation for six months from 7 August 1907, a vacancy having occurred and the Public Service Commissioner having certified that an appointment is required and that there is no person available and fit in the Public Service to be promoted or transferred to fill the vacant office.
      (Victoria Government Gazette, 28 August 1907, Issue 108, Page 3947)

      On the 25 September 1908 he arrived in Sydney aboard the Cooma from Melbourne.
      (ibid)
      On 11 Octopber 1908 an H. EDGOOSE, an unmarried male, arrived in Melbourne from Sydney aboard the Cooma. For some reason the ship's manifest shows his age to be 29. He was born in August 1884 and so would have been just 24 years old.

      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

      In 1910 he received a postcard from "your affectionate cousin Augusta EDGOOSE" showing the house, Upton Helions, in which Agnes and Augusta EDGOOSE lived. It was addressed to Risegate, Blackburn, Victoria, Australia: "Dear Cousin Herbert, Am just sending you Upton Helions my little home across the water I trust you are well Accept my best wishes for the New year With best love".

      Apppointment. Collector of Imposts.
      Herbert H. EDGOOSE to be Acting Collector of Imposts at Warmambool for the purpose of collecting Wharfage and Harbors Rates, during the absence of T. MILLS on leave; appointment to take effect from the 6th December 1910.

      The 1912 Electoral Roll of Soldiers Hill, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Herbert Harry

      From the 1914 Electoral Roll of Albert Street, Blackburn, Mitcham, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      EDGOOSE John James, independent means
      EDGOOSE Sarah Ann
      EDGOOSE Alice Bessie, teacher
      EDGOOSE Lucie Clarissa, house duties
      *EDGOOSE Herbert Harry, clerk

      From the 1915 Electoral Roll of Mitcham, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      EDGOOSE John James, independent means
      EDGOOSE Sarah Ann
      EDGOOSE Alice Bessie, teacher
      EDGOOSE Lucy Clarissa, house duties
      *EDGOOSE Herbert Harry

      A clerk, Herbert Harry EDGOOSE enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Brunswick, Victoria, on 22 March 1916, Army number 15114. He gave his place of birth as Rosebrook, Port Fairy, Victoria. His next of kin was his father John J. EDGOOSE of Albert Street, Blackburn, Victoria. He was 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighed 133lbs, was of a sallow complexion, and had blue eyes and dark brown hair. His first appointment was to the No.14 Australian General Hospital. He embarked at Melbourne on 19 August 1916 on HMAT Karoola and disembarked at Suez on 20 September. He was transferred to the Desert Mounted Corps Headquarters of the Egyptian Expedionary Force on 22 November 1917 and was promoted to ER Corporal two days later. He appears to have reverted to Private on rejoining the 14th AGF from the Desert Corps in July 1918. On 12 April 1919 he embarked at Port Said on the Caledonia for leave in the UK.
      (World War 1 Personnel Records)
      (First World War Umyi Embarkation Records)

      As No. 15114 Private EDGOOSE he served with the Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt and Palestine. Before going home he was given leave to go to Great Britain. Whilst there he tried to locate some of his relatives. Early in 1919 he spent several days with Agnes and Augusta EDGOOSE at 53 Crouch Hall Road, Crouch End, London N8, and kept up a correspondence with them for many years. They always referred to him as Cousin EDGOOSE (Source: Ethellyn EDGOOSE 1968).

      He left England on the Argylshire on 1 August 1919, reached Australia on 22 September, and was discharged on 7 October 1919. He was awarded the 1914/1915 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal (World War 1 Personnel Records).

      From the 1919 Electoral Roll of Blackburn, Mitcham, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia:
      EDGOOSE John James, independent means
      EDGOOSE Sarah Ann
      EDGOOSE Alice Bessie, teacher
      EDGOOSE Ernest Winfrey, farmer
      EDGOOSE Lucy Clarissa, house duties
      *EDGOOSE Herbert Harry, clerk

      He married Ethellyn LE LIEVRE, daughter of Edward LE LIEVRE grazier, at Wycheproof Methodist Church, Victoria, Australia, on 28 April 1920 by licence. Witnesses were Wm. LE LIEVRE and L. C. EDGOOSE. Herbert Harry EDGOOSE was described as a civil servant of Blackburn. Ethellyn LE LIEVRE was from Corack East and her occupation was "Home duties".
      From The Argus 26 June 1920:
      "EDGOOSE - LE LIEVRE - On the 28th April 1920, at the Corack Methodist Church, by the Rev. Leon L. LOVELL, Herbert H., fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. John James EDGOOSE, of Blackburn, to Ethellyn E., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward LE LIEVRE, "Thalia Estate," Corack East. At home, Thursday, 1st July 1920. Present address, "Thalia," 14 Rose street, Box Hill."

      Their son Winfrey Le Lievre EDGOOSE was born on 24 March 1921.

      From the 1924 Electoral Roll of 14 Rose Street, Box Hill, Flinders, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Herbert Harry, civil servant
      EDGOOSE Ethelyn

      Their son John Franklyn EDGOOSE was born on 4 June 1923. He was lost at sea on 19 November 1941.

      From the 1925 Electoral Roll of Box Hill, Flinders, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Herbert Harry
      EDGOOSE Ethelyn

      Their son Herbert Wilbur EDGOOSE was born on 3 May 1928.

      Their son Alan Graeme EDGOOSE was born on 4 January 1933.

      He was a Freemason and became Chief Assessor of Income Tax in Melbourne, Victoria.

      The Australian Electoral Rolls show him to have been a clerk living at the corner of Chilcote Avenue and Spring Road, Malvern, Victoria, in 1931 and 1936.

      From the 1931 Electoral Rolls of Malvern, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Herbert Harry
      EDGOOSE Ethelyn Elizabeth

      He was living at Chilcote Avenue, Malvern, Victoria, in 1933.
      (Source: Will)

      Fom the 1936 Electoral Roll of Malvern, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Herbert Harry, corner of Chilcote Avenue and Spring Road, clerk
      EDGOOSE Ethelyn Elizabeth, home duties

      From the 1937 Electoral Roll of Malvern, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE, Herbert Harry
      EDGOOSE Ethelyn Elizabeth

      From the 1939 Electoral Roll of the corner of Chilcote Avenue and Spring Road, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia (abbreviations expanded):
      *EDGOOSE Herbert Harry, clerk
      EDGOOSE Ethelyn Elizabeth, home duties
      (find my past)

      From the 1943 Electoral Roll of Malvern, Fawkner, Victoria, Australia:
      *EDGOOSE Herbert Harry
      EDGOOSE Ethelyn Elizabeth
      EDGOOSE Winfrey Le Lievre

      He died at Richmond, Victoria, on 9 September 1944. His will read as follows:
      "This is the last Will and Testament of me Herbert Harry EDGOOSE of Chilcote Avenue, Malvern. After payment of all my funeral and other expenses I GIVE devise and bequeath unto my wife Ethellyn Elizabeth EDGOOSE of Chilcote Avenue, Malvern, all my real and personal estate AND I HEREBY APPOINT Percy Llewelyn EDGOOSE of Vincent St. Surrey Hills and Ellis LE LIEVRE of 30 Bryoon(?) St. Canterbury EXECUTors of this my Will. IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 12th day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and thirty three."
      (signed) H. H. EDGOOSE

      The memorial plaque in Springvale Botanical Cemetery reads as follows: 115114 PRIVATE H. H. EDGOOSE A.I.F. HEADQUARTERS 9-9-1944 AGE 60
      (Billion Graves)

      From The Argus, 11 September 1944:
      "EDGOOSE - On September 9, Herbert Harry, dearly loved husband of Ethellyn, beloved father of of Winfrey, Franklyn (deceased), Wilbur, and Graeme. - And because He lives, I shall live also."

      From The Argus, 11 September 1944:
      "EDGOOSE - On September 9, Herbert H. (Bert), fourth son of the late John and Sarah EDGOOSE of Blackburn; loved brother of Arthur, Bessie, Winfrey, Lucie, (Mrs. Martin), Elmitt, Laura (deceased), and Percy. - Our loving brother at rest."

      From The Argus, 11 September 1944:
      "EDGOOSE - A loving tribute from the staff and scholars of Spring road Methodist Sunday School to the memory of the late Mr. Bert EDGOOSE who faithfully served for many years as leader of the Junior Department."

      From The Argus, 12 September 1944:
      "EDGOOSE - On September 9, entered into higher service, Herbert Harry (Bert), loving and much loved brother of A. B. and E. W. EDGOOSE, Blackburn. - Severed only till He come"

      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 Soutyh Wales, farmer, the other executor appointed by the said will, to come in and prove the same."


      (revised 30.08.2016)