Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
477 Trooper Edward ‘Teddie’ Radburn - Bairnsdale Died of wounds 10 July 1915
….. his watch bore the scars of war
Edward Radburn, known as Teddie, was born at Bairnsdale in 1896 to James and Emily Radburn when his father was a police constable at the Bairnsdale Police Station. Early in the 1900s he had retired from the police force and took up farming interest in Morwell. Teddie had probably only just started school when the family moved. He enlisted on 1 October 1914 putting his age up a year, stating he was 19 years old, and joined the 9 th  Australian Light Horse. He sailed on 11 February 1915 on the Karroo for Egypt. Teddie was shot in the chest on 30 June during the battle of Gully Ravine and was transferred to the hospital ship Sicilia before being taken to No. 17 General Hospital where he died from his wounds on 10 July and was buried at the Alexandria Cemetery. Amongst the possessions returned to the family some time later was Teddie’s watch bearing the scars of war; it was considerably damaged. Teddie Radburn was 18 years old.