Edward was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England in 1950. He migrated to Australia in 1973. It was a leisurely path; Edward spent six weeks at sea and travelled half way around the world to get to Australia. He disembarked in Adelaide, South Australia and after three months found work as a chemist. He met hsi wonderful wife and was married in 1983. Ten years later, Edward and his wife moved to Queensland and they continue to enjoy a wonderful life in the Sunshine State.