His mother passed away in 1916.
He was single and working as a Horse Trainer in Ellerslie, Auckland before the 1st World War broke out. He enlisted and served as a Gunner/Military with the New Zealand Field Artillery, 7th Reinforcements. His next of kin was recorded as Mrs S. Peters (grandmother), Fifth Avenue, Point Chevalier, Auckland, New Zealand.
EMBARKATION DETAILS WW1 9 October 1915 from Wellington, New Zealand to Suez, Egypt HMNZT 32 or HMNZT 33 or HMNZT. Vessel was Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo.
Military Service: NZEF Artillery, Driver No 2/2331 8st.12lbs, lght grey eyes, Hair dark hazel, 5ft 9" WW 1 - Suez 1915, France 1916.
Edward returned from the war. In 1930 he was working as a Quarryman.
He passed away from Chronic Tuberculosis, Kidneys on November 13, 1931 at the age of 35, probably unmarried.
14 November 1931 - Waikumete Cemetery, West Auckland, New Zealand. Plot : SOLDIERS BURIAL B Row 3, Plot 11
Head Stone Details : Yes
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