The Edies

World War I Service: Edward Kerr Edie

The information below is from Edward's Defence Force Personnel Record, from Archives NZ.

Biographical Details

According to his History-Sheet, his occupation was Surgeon, his last employer wasn't specified, although his last NZ address was given as Kumara, his religion was Presbyterian and his birth-date was given as 5 April, 1888. His next of kin was listed as his wife, Mrs Jean Edie, c/- Mr Mclean, 182 Queen Street, Dunedin. His service number was given as 3/2897, and his rank of Captain assigned to the NZ Medical Corps, No 4 Field Ambulance.

Service Details

Edward's service number was 3/2897. He began his service on 14 February 1917. He served 66 days in NZ, 2 years and 287 days overseas, for a total of 2 years and 353 days, finally being discharged on 1 February 1920.

  • He appears to have arrived in Europe in May 1917
  • He was assigned to the Field Ambulance on 25 May 1917
  • 27 October 1917 he was taken off strength and sent to Hospital 'sick'
  • From February 1918 until April 1919 he was assigned to the NZ Military Hospital near Rouen.

After his discharge his intended address was given as King George V Military Hospital, Rotorua.


He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.