Hardway, Elsie Edith (b.1924) and Evelyn Hector Osmond Edwards (b.1926)

Elsie Edith Hardway (b.1924) and Evelyn Hector Osmond Edwards (b.1926)

Elsie Edith Hardway (b.1924)
The second of three daughters of  Robert Thomas Hardway and Hilda Knight.
Born in Plaistow, London on 6 October 1924.
Lived in 7 Wilson Street, Plaistow
Moved to 145 Bush Elms Road, Hornchurch
Attended Holbrook Road, Infants School, Abbey Road School and Holbrook Road Senior School.
At age 14 she began working as a filing clerk at Gammages Store, Holborn, London.
Later she became a clerk at Briggs of Dagenham.
At commencement of the 2nd World War she was called up in to the N.A.A.F.I. and chose to work in the Food Services section in London where she remained for three years.
One month before the war ended she was transferred to Belgium and worked there for a year.
She returned to London as a civilian and began work as a clerk for British Railways where she met and married a fellow clerkat British Railways
Married Evelyn Hector Osmond Edwards (b.1926) in Gidea Park, Essex, UK  on 3 April  1954
Elsie and Evelyn had three children
In November 1963, Evelyn (Eddie) and Elsie together with their children emigrated to South Australia.


1.Christine Elizabeth Edwards (b.1954)
Born in the UK on 15 December 1954
Married in Sunnybrae Regency Park, South Australia to Alexander Brown (b.1956) on 22 September 1988

2. Elizabeth Ann Edwards (b.1956)
Born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, UK on 10 November 1956
Married in Barossa Valley, South Australia to Matthew John Macer (b.1957)
They had two children,

(i) Christopher Lee Edwards (b.1982)
Born in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia on 15 March 1982

(ii) Melanie Jane Edwards (b.1984)
Born in Elizabeth, South Australia on 18 May 1984)

3. Katherine Jane Edwards (b.1967)
Born in Adelaide, South Australia on 16 December 1967

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