Edwards at the age of 105.
|Birth:||15 February 1908|
|Death:||7 August 2016|
Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
|Age:||108 years, 174 days|
Edwards was born in England in 1908. His father was killed during The Battle of the Somme. Edwards moved to New Zealand when he was 19, and got a job on a farm.
Edwards married in 1930 and had three children. He eventually divorced and later married a woman named Lesley.
It was reported that Edwards was still driving at the age of 105.
Following the death of 106-year old Ian Chirnside on 21 September 2014, Edwards was the oldest living New Zealander man. He died on 7 August 2016 at the age of 108. Howard Buss succeeded him as the oldest living man in New Zealand.
|New Zealand's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Thomas Salmon • Unknown • Arthur Bates • William Swensson • Charles Campbell • Hubert Harden • William Buttler Hayes • Ted Lucas • Lawrence Morris Blyth • Bright Williams • Cecil Hamilton • Ernest Ryland • Trevor Henry • Harold Clark • Dudley Sainsbury • Taiwung Yu Hoi • Harry Duncan Andrews • Ian Chirnside • Bob Edwards • Howard Buss • Ronald Hermanns