Edwin Henry Bourne
- Born: 16 Feb 1896, Hobart, Tas
- Christened: 1 May 1896, St Johns Church, New Town, Tas
- Marriage: Eunice Sybil (Sybil) Holmes on 20 Apr 1919 in Holy Trinity Church, Hobart, Tas
- Died: 13 Mar 1935, Hobart, Tas at age 39
- Buried: 15 Mar 1935, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tas
Cause of his death was Suicide.
I obtained the birth date as 17 Feb 1896 but the records show it to be 16 Feb 1896 to Edwin Bourne and Rosetta Ann Calway in Hobart Registration No 217/1896 RGD33.
He worked at Electrolytic Zinc in Hobart and had a lung complaint. Sybil was also a ladies man.
Edwin was ill and had been coughing up blood. One evening he said good night to all the family, kissed them and later shot himself on the bed. Kenneth remembered the blood stain on his white silk shirt. We are not sure what lead to the suicide but probably both the illness and Sybil being a flirt contributed.
Confirmed 28 Dec 1910 at All Saints Church Hobart
First Communion 1 Jan 1911 Signed Cecil A Fawns, Rector(information from Noreen Kelly nee Bourne)
Edwin Henry Bourne married Eunice Sybil Holmes on 20 Apr 1919 in the Holy Trinity Church, Hobart, Tas, Registration 1919 No 344
Record entry at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery 30398 indicates Edwin Henry Bourne was buried 15 Mar 1935 in the Church of England Section GG No. 166. His Last Residence was 260 Argyle St Hobart, Tas 7000. The head stone confirms his date of death as 13 Mar 1935.
Noted events in his life were:
• Birth, 16 Feb 1896, Hobart, Tas. Birth date from Tasmanian Pioneer Index CD
Edwin married Eunice Sybil (Sybil) Holmes, daughter of James Fredrick (Fredrick) Holmes and Jessie Elizabeth O'Brien, on 20 Apr 1919 in Holy Trinity Church, Hobart, Tas. (Eunice Sybil (Sybil) Holmes was born on 8 Dec 1897 in Hobart, Tas, died on 22 Aug 1982 and was buried in Cremated-Ashes with Edwin.)