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Edward Homer

By July 4, 2014November 1st, 2018No Comments

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Edward Homer was born in Lucknow on 3 June 1892, the son of Thomas William and Margaret May Homer. He was one of nine known Aboriginal servicemen from the Orange area.

Edward was living in Gilgandra and working as a labourer when he enlisted in September 1918. He passed his initial medical examination and spent three months at the Liverpool Training Depot. He was discharged in October 1918 as being medically unfit; due to severe injuries sustained to his legs whilst horseriding in Tumut in January 1908.

Edward Homer died in June 1982, aged 90, and is buried in Gilgandra General Cemetery.