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EDGOOSE, Burt Walter

Male 1901 - 1989  (87 years)

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  • Name EDGOOSE, Burt Walter  [1
    Born 25 May 1901  Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 488 
    _UID 4EDF32814A134836A0B737E457DDE689D040 
    Died 20 Apr 1989  Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I488  Edgoose
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, Walter Leeder,   b. 2 Sep 1871, Walsoken, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1957, Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother MILES, Naomi,   b. 28 Jul 1873, Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1970, Basingstoke, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 14 Jul 1897  Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ARNOLD, Eleanor May,   b. 21 Feb 1904, Croydon, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1987, Brookwood, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1929  Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. EDGOOSE, S.J.
     2. EDGOOSE, David Burt,   b. 13 Aug 1934, Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 2008, Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F337  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Edgoose BurtWalterEdgoose 488 174.jpg
    Edgoose BurtWalterEdgoose 488 174.jpg
    Not long before he died Raymond Thomas James Edgoose (1909-2005) said that his brother Burt was always closest to his sister Babs, whereas he was closest to his brother Frank and sister Winnie.
    The Timber Firm197.jpg
    The Timber Firm197.jpg

    Dated: 14 JULY 1934

    The staff of the Aldershot and Godalming branches in 1934. After the demise of Gridley & Spring in 1933, W. L. Edgoose was invited to take over the lease from the Godalming Navigation. In 1990 the founder's youngest grandson purchased the freehold and later sold it for Sainsbury's new supermarket.
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    Edgoose BurtWalterEdgoose 488 214.jpg

    Date: 1906

    A photograph taken to celebrate the latest addition to Walter and Naomi Edgoose's growing family, the birth of Winifred Maude Julia Edgoose on 26 July 1906.
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    Edgoose BurtWalterEdgoose 488 178.jpg

    Date: Circa 1915

    Winifred (1906-1994), Burt (1901-1989), Edith Naomi or "Babs" (1898-1993), Raymond Thomas James (1909-2005) and Frank Arthur (1904-1993).
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    Edgoose WalterLeederEdgoose 368 193.jpg
    WALTER LEEDER EDGOOSE (1871-1957) and NAOMI EDGOOSE nee MILES (1873-1970)

    Date: Circa 1916

    On holiday with Julia May Edgoose and their children: Edith Naomi Edgoose; Burt Edgoose; Frank Edgoose, Winifred Edgoose; and Raymond Edgoose
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    Edgoose BurtWalterEdgoose 488 382.jpg
    Worshipful Brother Burt Walter Edgoose, B.Sc., J.P. (1901-1989), author of 'A Short History of Panmure Lodge No. 723'. He was a Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, a Past Provincial Junior Grand Warden, and a Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies.
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    Edgoose WalterLeederEdgoose 368 003.jpg
    WALTER LEEDER EDGOOSE (1871-1957) and NAOMI EDGOOSE nee MILES (1873-1970)

    Dated: Circa 1903

    With their first two children Edith Naomi (1898-1993) and Burt Walter (1901-1989)
    [Photographer unknown. Glass print]

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    Edgoose BurtWalterEdgoose 488 016 (1).jpg

    Date: 1970s?

    Subject: MILES and EDGOOSE families, and who lived where in Aldershot in the early 1900s.

  • Notes 
    • BURT WALTER EDGOOSE 1901-1989

      Burt Walter EDGOOSE was born on 25 May 1901 at 57 Perowne Street, Aldershot, Hampshire, son of Walter Leeder and Naomi EDGOOSE.
      (GRO June Q 1901 [MILES] Farnham 02A 116)
      Walter Leeder EDGOOSE had married Naomi MILES at Aldershot on 14 July 1897.

      The 1911 census of Albion Works, Church Lane, Aldershot, Hampshire:
      Walter Leeder EDGOOSE, head, aged 39, builder and joinery manufacturer, born at Walsoken, Norfolk;
      Naomi Edgoose, wife, married 13 years, aged 37, born at Aldershot;
      Edith Naomi EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 12, at school, born at Aldershot;
      *Burt Walter EDGOOSE, son, aged 9, born at Aldershot;
      Frank Arthur EDGOOSE, son, aged 6, born at Aldershot;
      Winifred Maud Julia EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 4, born at Aldershot;
      Raymond Thomas James EDGOOSE, son, aged 2, born at Aldershot.

      He was educated at West End School and Aldershot County High School. At the early age of 16 he entered Manchester University where he studied under Sir Ernest RUTHERFORD (later Lord RUTHERFORD), the first man to split the atom. He obtained a First Class Honours Degree in engineering in 1921.

      The Aldershot News 8 July 1921:
      The congratulations of a very wide circle of friends and acquaintances will be offered to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. EDGOOSE on the brilliant success of their eldest son in the recent science examination at the Victoria University of Manchester, he having been granted the degree of Bachelor of Science (Engineering) with first-class honours. Mr. Burt W. EDGOOSE is but twenty years of age, and his achievement marks him out as an engineering expert of pronounced ability. He was born and educated in Aldershot, passing the London Matriculation examination while attending the Aldershot County School four years ago, and then going to Owen College to study for his degree. His remarkable success is the more pronounced when it is remembered that the mejority (sic) of the promising engineering students in the country go to Manchester for their degrees, and to come out on top in such a class is evidence of extraordinary skill and ability. Mr. Burt EDGOOSE was granted in addition the only Graduate Scholarship in mechanical engineering. He has in his studies specialised in hydraulics. Aldershot feels proud indeed of its gifted townsman in his marked success".

      He married Eleanor May ARNOLD, daughter of William John and Alice ARNOLD, at Aldershot Parish Church on 27 April 1929. She was a 25 year old spinster, living at North View, Park Road, Aldershot, and the daughter of William John ARNOLD, a traveller (i.e. a travelling salesman). Burt EDGOOSE was a 27 year old bachelor, a timber merchant, living at Dungannon, Highfield Avenue, Aldershot, and son of Walter Leeder EDGOOSE, a timber merchant. Witnesses were Naomi EDGOOSE and William John ARNOLD.
      (GRO June 1929 Farnham 2a 309)

      The Aldershot News 3 May 1929:
      "EDGOOSE-ARNOLD. - On April 27th, 1929, at St. Michael's Church, Aldershot, by the Rev. Canon Le Fleming, John (sic), eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. EDGOOSE, of Dungannon, Highfield-avenue, Aldershot, to Lena, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. ARNOLD, of Park-road, Aldershot".

      The Aldershot News 3 May 1929:
      Many relatives and friends of both families were present at the Aldershot Parish Church on Saturday, on the occasion of the wedding of Miss Eleanor May ARNOLD, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. ARNOLD, of North View, Park-road, Aldershot, who was married to Mr. Burt W. EDGOOSE, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. EDGOOSE, of Dungannon, Highfield-avenue, Aldershot. The Rev. Canon H. Le FLEMING, Vicar of Aldershot, conducted the service, and Mr. G. GOODWIN, at the organ, played appropriate music.
      The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a pretty dress of pink georgette, bordered with powder blue and adorned with hand-painted flowers. She wore a blue straw hat and carried a bouquet of pink roses. Her sister (Mary) was the only bridesmaid, and wore a dress of powder blue crepe suede with hat to match, and carried a sheaf of irises. Mr. R. EDGOOSE (brother) acted as best man.
      After the service the reception was held in the Parish Hall, about ninety friends being entertained, and later in the afternoon the happy pair, who were the recipients of a host of good wishes and many handsome gifts, left for a motor tour in Devonshire, the bride travelling in a brown tailored costume, with fur".

      From 1929 until his death he lived at Beggar's Roost, Northbrook Road, Aldershot. He is listed at that address in Drew's Aldershot & Farnborough Directory for 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1938; and in Kent's Service Ltd.'s Aldershot Directory at 27 Northbrooke Road in 1955-56.

      His son Stanton John EDGOOSE was born on 4 January 1931, followed by David Burt EDGOOSE on 13 August 1934. Aldershot News 17 August 1934: "EDGOOSE - On August 13th, to Lena, the wife of Burt W. EDGOOSE of Beggars Roost, Aldershot, a Son".

      He became a director of W.L. Edgoose & Sons Ltd. in 1938 and succeeded his father as chairman in 1957.

      From the 1939 Register of Beggars Roost, Northbrook Road, Aldershot M.B., Hampshire:
      *Burt W. EDGOOSE, born 25 May 1901, married, director & manager timber merchant, Head ARP Warden;
      Eleanor M. EDGOOSE, born 21 February 1904, married, unpaid domestic duties;

      He was Aldershot's chief air raid warden during the 1939-1945 war.

      He was elected to Aldershot Borough Council in 1940, served on the Council continuously for 33 years, and retired when Aldershot was merged into Rushmoor in 1973.

      He was appointed a magistrate in 1950, eventually becoming deputy chairman of the Aldershot Bench.

      He was chairman of the Aldershot Hospital Management Committee and of the Area Education Committee. He was also a governor of several local schools.

      A Freemason, he wrote 'A Short History of the Panmure Lodge, No. 723 Aldershot' which was published in 1957 (60pp, illustrated, Masonic Museum call number BE166(723)EDG). In a Foreword written by W. G. Attenborough Worshipful Brother Burt W. EDGOOSE, B.Sc., J.P. was referred to as 'a worthy son of a worthy father'. The list of members shows that he was initiated in 1926, was Worshipful Master in 1943, Provincial Junior Grand Warden in 1951, Provincial Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies 1953-1957, P.A.G.D.C. in 1956, Treasurer 1946-1957, and Director of Ceremonies in 1946. The book contains a photograph of him in his Masonic regalia and a chapter on W. Bro. Walter Leeder EDGOOSE, P.P.S.G.W.

      "Edgoose, Burt Walter, B.Sc. Engineering I 1921"
      (University of Manchester, Register of Graduates and Holders of Diplomas and Certificates, 1851-1958)

      He died on 20 April 1989 at the age of 87.
      (GRO April 1989 NE Hants 20 0484)

      Daily Telegraph 24 April 1989:
      "EDGOOSE. - On April 20, 1989, in Aldershot, Burt Walter, aged 87 years. Husband of the late Eleanor May EDGOOSE and father of John and David. A much loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service at St. Michael's Church, Aldershot, on Friday April 28 at 12 noon, followed by private cremation".

      "EDGOOSE, Burt Walter of 27 Northbrook Rd Aldershot Hants died 20 April 1989 Probate Winchester 14 September 73698"
      (National Probate Calendar 1989)

      In response to the question whether Julia Hannah EDGOOSE nee LEEDER once lived at The Stores, Edward Street, Aldershot, he wrote: "early in this century, yes. Now 19 Lime St at corner of Lime St & Edward St. My grandfather Miles lived there. He moved to York Road early 1900's and Julia Hannah took over. Subsequently she lived at 57 Peroune St where Walter & Naomi had lived and where I was born.
      (Scanned document in file)

      (revised 13.12.2017)

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