Edward was born at Watgania, near Willaura, VIC, on the 30th of July 1897, to John Edward Cashmore and Jane Phillips.
Edward was a farmer, in Balliang, VIC, when he enlisted in the AIF, 4th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcements, on the 27th of November 1914, at age 18. He embarked aboard the HMAT A56 Palermo in May 1915.
In August 1915 Edward joined the 4th Light Horse at Gallipoli before being evacuated back to Egypt in December. He transferred to the 2nd ANZAC Mounted Regiment, in July 1916 in France. Edward was detached for duty with the CRE at Armentieres, France, at the end of September. He had two weeks leave in October before rejoining his unit from detachment in December and remustered as a Driver.
After taking two weeks leave in October 1917, Edward was transferred to the 12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, Brigade Ammunition Column, in late November. In October 1918 he was appointed Lance Bombardier. A month later, while on leave in Scotland, he was admitted to hospital with influenza. In January 1919 Edward embarked for Australia aboard the Berrima, arriving home in February. He was discharged from the AIF in April.
Edward enlisted in the Australian Army in 1942 and was discharged, as a Lance Corporal in the 6th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps, in 1945.
Edward died at Geelong, VIC, in 1973, at the age of 75.
He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.
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