Edward Elston Boutcher

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Boutcher, Lance Sergeant Edward Elston no.4343.

1st Field Ambulance, formerly 3rd Australian General Hospital Australian Army Medical Corps.

“Waterford” Minter Street, Canterbury.

Naval Staff Clerk.

Born 1895 at Sydney, son of William Edward & Sarah Elizabeth Boutcher.

Enlisted at Liverpool 23/4/1915, aged 20.


Church of England.

Next of kin, mother, Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Boutcher, “Waterford”, Minter Street Canterbury.

Embarked from Sydney 15/5/1915 per RMS Mooltan.

Returned to Australia 28/3/1919.

Monument, Canterbury Public School.

Roll of Honour, St Stephens Church, Hurlstone Park.

Australian War Memorial records available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1844412/ and https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1847690/ [accessed 22/07/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002