Squadron Leader Edward James ANNISON MM DCM RVM

Service No: 2950
Born: Wagga Wagga NSW, 12 February 1891
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 October 1923
Unit: Advanced Flying and Refresher Unit
Awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (RVM)
Died: Illness, Melbourne VIC, 9 December 1945, Aged 54 Years
Cremated: Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Ann Annison; husband of Constance Eileen Annison, of Hampton
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Squadron Leader Annison served in World War I and was awarded the Military Medal (MM) on 29 August 1918 serving as a Soldier with the Light Horse, 2nd Regiment. On 25 February 1920 he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) serving with the Light Horse, 4th Regiment. In 1927 he was awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) when serving as a Corporal in the RAAF as a Carpenter and Joiner during the 1927 Royal Visit.

On 27 June 1945, Squadron Leader Annison (a CWO Engineer) was admitted to No. 6 RAAF Hospital, Heidelberg, suffering an Angina. He died at his home at 1550 hours on 9 December 1945 of a coronary occlusion.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/3/256

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