Edwards, James Bevan, (Sir) (1834-1922)

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Edwards, James Bevan (1834-1922)
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Soldier
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Sir James Bevan Edwards (1834-1922), soldier, was born on 5 November 1834 in England, son of Samuel Price Edwards of Donegal. He was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and was commissioned...

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(Sir) James Bevan Edwards was chosen by the British government to inspect the forces of the Australian colonies in 1889 and to advise on their organisation. He recommended a structure which would enable the colonies to combine for mutual defence; uniform organisation and armament; a common Defence Act; a military college to train officers; and a uniform gauge for railways.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Edwards, James Bevan
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Edwards, Sir James Bevan (1834-1922), soldier
    Hill, A.J.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4, 130
  3. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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