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Benjamin Ede had 16 grandsons serving in WWI

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Benjamin EDE (1833-1925)
...married 24 April 1853 in Reigate, Surrey to:
Amy BREWER (1831-1912)
...they had 12 children
* 2 children were born in Surrey
* in 1856 they emigrated to Geelong, Victoria on the 'Arabian' & had 3 children
* they moved to New Zealand in 1861 on the Omeo
* in 1862 they moved to Mount Peel with 5 children
* in 1863 they settled in Ashburton & had a further 7 children
* at Amy's death in 1912 they had 10 children living & 90 grandchildren
* in 1921 Benjamin said he had 92 grandchildren

In 1917 a news article appeared in their local paper
Ashburton Guardian, 30 July 1917
A remarkable record of war service is held by the family of Mr Benjamin Ede, of Hampstead, (Ashburton) no less than 16 of his grandsons having enlisted and gone to the front.

Their names are:
* Arthur Edward Aldridge (1886-1970)
* Benjamin Ede Aldridge (1889-1965)
* Frederick James Aldridge (1892-1962)
...~~~
Benjamin's daughter Mary Jane Ede (1859-1948)
married Arthur Wheeler ALDRIDGE 10 March 1884 & had 7 children


* Alfred James Ede (1890-1961)
* Thomas Edward Ede (1883-1951)
* Walter Henry Ede (1893-1962)
...~~~
Benjamin's son Edward Ede (1854-1912)
married Clara Elizabeth ALSOP (1855-1930) in 1878 & had 18 children


* Eldrick McRae Ede (1892-1952)
...~~~
Benjamin's daughter, Elizabeth Ede's (1874-1949), base born son
(Eldrick McRae Ede married Alice Evelyn 'Eva' MARSDEN in 1915. A son, Pilot Officer Raymond Benjamin Ede (1922-1944), was killed in action in Germany. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross)
Elizabeth Ede married Walter Albert HILLYER (1870-1906) in 1895 & had 6 children
- one of their sons was another of the 16 grandchildren:
* James Benjamin Hillyer (1896-1972)


* Joseph Henry Ede (1896-1937)
...~~~
Benjamin's son Benjamin EDE (1866-1927)
married Bessie KING (1873-1960) in 1890 & had 14 children


* Arthur William Osborne (1884-)
...~~~
Benjamin's daughter Fanny Ede (1861-1922)
married James OSBORNE in 1878 & had 13 children


* Benjamin Alfred Scott (1877-1942)
...~~~
Benjamin's daughter Margaret 'Maggie' Ede (1856-1901)
married James SCOTT (1842-1911) in 1874 & had 6 children


* Stephen Alexander Skilling (1892-1947)
...~~~
Benjamin's daughter Lucy Amelia Ede (1869-1939)
married William Cochrane SKILLING (1870-1934) in 1890 & had 12 children
(Another son, William James Skilling, married Jane Ellison MILLER in 1913. A son, Victor David Skilling (1913-1945) served with the Fiji Guerillas in WWII. He was Mentioned In Despatches)


* Arthur Herbert Yaxley (1894-1961)
* Albert 'Reginald' Yaxley (1896-1979)
...~~~
Benjamin's daughter Annie Ede (1871-)
married Arthur YAXLEY (1868-1931) in 1893 & had 8 children


* Robert Stanley Young (1895-)
* William James Young (1893-1927)
...~~~
Benjamin's daughter Amy EDE (1864-1927)
married William YOUNG (1864-1939) in 1888 & had 11 children


AMY EDE died 4 January 1912 aged 80
BENJAMIN EDE died 30 June 1925 aged 92
- they are buried together Plots 17 & 18, Area 101 at Ashburton cemetery

NOTE
Ashburton Guardian, 25 May 1921
Benjamin Ede looks back - Ashburton 1864-1921


PHOTO
Pilot Officer NA425973, Raymond Benjamin Ede

Killed In Action 26 April 1944 in Budenbach, Germany aged 22
* son of Eldrick McRae Ede (1892-1952)
* grandson of Elizabeth Ede (1874-1949)
* great grandson of Benjamin Ede (1833-1925)

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on 2014-02-09 08:48:35

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