Edward Allerton Eltham (1885–?)
Like his brother Keith, Edward attended one of Hobart’s leading private schools, Queens College. As a young man
Edward’s name frequently appeared among the results for the College.
He also developed a fine baritone voice, and despite having a young family and working as a secretary still found time to perform. He was acclaimed for his performance of Robin Hood.
Edward first enlisted at the outbreak of war, in September 1914, but was rejected because of fluid in his knee. He re-enlisted in January 1916, but was discharged three months later for being medically unfit. He attempted to re-enlist a third time, in October 1918, just three weeks before Armistice.
Following the deaths of William and Jenny Eltham, Edward and his wife Edith continued to live in the family home, in Hobart’s Princes Street, Sandy Bay.