|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Lyndoch, South Australia|
|School||Black Hill Primary School, South Australia|
|Address||Paringa, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Eliza Staggal Edson, Blanchetown, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/14/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Divisional Ammunition Column|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1852 Driver Thomas Anthony EDSON, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 22 May 1919.|
War service: Western Front
Transferred to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 16 April 1916; transferred to 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, Moascar.
Proceeded from Alexanadria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 30 June 1916.
Detached to 8th Infantry Brigade, 6 December 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 13 January 1919.
Marched out for return to Australia, 9 April 1919; commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Durham', 22 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 July 1919; discharged, 9 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||80|
|Place of burial||Mildura Cemetery, Victoria|