Edgar Allen TEIS

Male 1908 - 1949  (40 years)


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  • Name Edgar Allen TEIS 
    Born 29 Sep 1908  Gatton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 22 Sep 1941 to 27 Jan 1945  [1
    World War 2 

    • Service Record
      Name: TEIS, EDGAR ALLEN
      Service: Australian Army
      Service Number: Q8144
      Date of Birth: 29 Sep 1908
      Place of Birth: GATTON, QLD
      Date of Enlistment: 22 Sep 1941
      Locality on Enlistment: TOOWOOMBA, QLD
      Place of Enlistment: GATTON, QLD
      Next of Kin: TEIS, HARRY
      Date of Discharge: 27 Jan 1945
      Rank: Private
      Posting at Discharge: 1 AUST A H T COY
      WW2 Honours and Gallantry: None for display
      Prisoner of War: No
    FamilySearch ID LHKG-JHD 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LHKG-JHD 
    Died 18 Sep 1949  Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 20 Sep 1949  Drayton And Toowoomba Cemetery, 221 Anzac Ave, Harristown, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9665  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2020 

    Family 1 (Divorced) Elsie Albertine KRAUSE,   b. 26 Apr 1910, Douglas, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1993, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1927  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Divorced Feb 1944  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

    • Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954), Sunday 20 February 1944, page 10

      YANKS' CALL PUT DIGGER ON SCENT

      SUSPICION, like a bad reputation, is easily come by. And when Toowoomba soldier, Edgar Allen Teis, awakening early at his home one morning, found his wife and a Yank asleep in his lounge room, he had plenty of reason to go around with a preoccupied air and furrowed brow, even though he had found the two ensconced on different couches. But he organised a surprise attack a few nights later, and that was another story!

      Edgar and a cobber on that occasion, found Mrs. T. and the Yank, one Cecil Petrie, again in a room together, and the two soldiers saw quite a lot before breaking in on the guilty pair.

      RETURNING to the house a few days later, Teis was confronted by his 16-year-old daughter with a plea that he sign his consent to her marriage. This he did, and the child is now the wife of another Yank.

      All this Edgar revealed to the Chief Justice, Sir William Webb, in the Divorce Court during the week when he was granted a permanent leave ticket from his wife, while cuddling Cecil must foot the bill of costs.

      Mr. J. F. Lynam (for Teis) How long were you happy together?-- The first thing that went wrong was about four years ago when we were at Blackbutt Creek. She ran away to Ipswich with a man, but came back in a week. She's been going out with other men ever since.

      "YANKS OUTSIDE"

      Teis joined the A.M.F. in 1941, and did not return to his Toowoomba home until October, 1943.

      "My wife was alone when I arrived," he said. "That evening, while I was talking to my wife, a girl named Stella bowled into the kitchen. She did not see me at first, and said to my wife: 'There are a couple of Yanks outside.' The wife nodded and winked at the girl, who did not seem to understand. She went out and came in with two American soldiers. She introduced them, and one was named Cecil Petrie. They stayed a while, then went away, and returned after tea, staying until it was time to go back to camp.

      On October 25 the soldier brought a mate, Driver William Matthew Maher, home with him about 10 p.m. They did not go into the house, but entered the yard next door and crept through the palings to the side of the house.

      "We looked through the partly opened window, and I saw my wife and Cecil Petrie kissing and cuddling on the bed. A while later I said to Maher, 'We'd better go in now.'

      "We climbed through the back window and when we got in the Yank and my wife got up and came out to the kitchen. Petrie admitted he had been in bed with my wife and had committed adultery."

      Teis then told his wife's seducer he was going to take proceedings for divorce, and Petrie wrote out for him his name, address, and serial number. "I kissed the two little children, and left then," added the husband.

      16-YEAR-OLD BRIDE

      Mr. Lynam: When did you go out to the place, again?-- On November 2 1 went to the fence and called my eldest daughter to get one of my suits. She brought it out, and then brought me a marriage consent paper to sign. I signed it, and she is married now.
      How old is she?-- 16.
      The Chief Justice: Whom did she marry?-- An American.

      After Driver Maher had corroborated the vital features of his cobber's story His Honor granted Teis a decree nisi for divorce, and an order for costs against Petrie.

      Custody of the children under age was opposed by his wife's solicitor, Mr. John Casey, and this matter was adjourned to chambers.
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F6021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hanah Isabella FROUSHEGER,   b. 13 Aug 1910, Charleville, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1997, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1944  Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F6029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1908 - Gatton, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jan 1927 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - Feb 1944 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jul 1944 - Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Sep 1949 - Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Sep 1949 - Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery, 221 Anzac Ave, Harristown, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S72] WW2 Nominal Roll [database on-line], (http://www.ww2roll.gov.au), Australian Army, Service Number: Q8144.

    2. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1908/ 005647.

    3. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Birth registration: Edgar Allen Teis, Birth date: 29/09/1908, Mother's name: Mary Bauer, Father/parent's name: Henry Teis, Registration details: 1908/C/5647.

    4. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death registration: Edgar Allen Teis, Death date: 18/09/1949, Mother's name: Mary Bauer, Father/parent's name: Henry, Registration details: 1949/C/3930.

    5. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: Edgar Allen Teis, Marriage date: 05/01/1927, Spouse's name: Elsie Albertine Krause, Registration details: 1927/C/790.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1944 'YANKS' CALL PUT DIGGER ON SCENT', Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 - 1954), 20 February, p. 10. , viewed 11 Sep 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203759830.

    7. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: Edgar Allen Teis, Marriage date: 01/07/1944, Spouse's name: Anna Isabelle Frousheger, Registration details: 1944/C/3644.