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Edward Augustus Antill (1867–1905)

from Australian Town and Country Journal

Major E. A. [Edward Augustus] Antill, R. A. A., died from Bright's disease at Point Franklin Fort, near Queenscliff (Vic), on Saturday morning. Deceased, who was 38 years of age, had been a member of the New South Wales Military Forces for a number of years, and served wit'h the A Battery in South Africa. He was transferred to Victoria 12 months ago, and received command of No. 5 Company of the R.A.A. The late Major Antill came of a well-known Picton family, and was born in 1867. He joined the Permanent Artillery Forces here in 1891. When the A Battery left Sydney for the Boer war on December 30, 1899, he held the rank of lieutenant, and was second in command to Colonel Smith. He served in Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal, and received the Queen's medal with three clasps. Soon after returning to New South Wales, in 1901, he was sent to Queensland on military duty, and after another short term of service here, was transferred to Victoria. He obtained the rank of captain in 1903, and in the same year that of brevet-major also. For about two years past he has been stationed with the garrison at Queenscliff. The deceased officer was a brother of Lieutenant-Colonel J. M. Antill, of the Australian Light Horse, and brother-in-law to Colonel Lassetter.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 1905, p 7

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'Antill, Edward Augustus (1867–1905)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]




18 March, 1905 (aged ~ 38)
Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Military Service