Name Edgar Hope CHURCHER
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1893
Died 1963
Birth/ Baptism Born 31 May 1893, 109 Wellington Street, Launceston
Parents George and Edith Churcher (formerly Lee)
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Launceston, Queenstown, Devonport
Street Address
Orr Street, Queenstown
Stewart Street, Devonport
Marriage/Spouse March 1921, Launceston, to Ivy Powell
Other Edgar’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Lee, was a watchmaker and jeweller.

September 1915: Enlisted in World War I.

1919: Partnership with Frank Bearup, Bearup and Churcher, Launceston and Queenstown.
1921: Sold Queenstown business to Viv Bartle and remained as manager until 1928.

October 1928: Bearup and Churcher, Launceston, announced the dissolution of their partnership ‘after 10 years of successful business.’

1928: Edgar purchased Edgar Keen’s business in Stewart Street, Devonport (Churcher’s Jewellers).

1940s and 1950s: Foundation member, Vice President, and life member of the Tasmanian Branch of the Horological Guild of Australasia.

August 1954: Named Man of the Month in The Jeweller and Watchmaker trade magazine.

Death 24 February 1963, Devonport
The Australian Watchmaker, November 1953, August 1954, July 1962.
TAHO: RGD33/1/75 no420 Birth 1893, AD960/1/97 Will 1964
Web: National Archives of Australia, Series B2455, Service No. Lieutenant 3527
The Examiner (Launceston) 4 March 1921, 19 October 1928; Advocate 25 October 1928, 7 November 1928, 19 August 1954; The Mercury (Hobart) 29 March 1947.