Edward Curtis Anstee, a member of the Edlesborough Anstees, was born in 1894 in Writtle to parents George Frederick William Anstee and Alice Ellen Collicot. He was brother to fellow Anstey Heroes George Anstee; Hugh Austin Anstee; and Richard Collicot Anstee.
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26 November 1894 Writtle or 26 November 1893 per 1939 Register – an Anstey Hero (fifth Essex REgiment Gallipoli narrowly escaped death and invalided home in 1915. In the 1939 Register he was living next door to his brother Frederick at 2 Albert Villas, Oxney Garden, Writtle with his wife Annie Adaliza Mills (who he married in Sep 1922). He was a “printers compositor“. They had a single daughter Margaret Joan Anstee (b 1926 while they were living at 2 Albert Villas – she wrote a book about her family entitled ‘Never Learn to Type: A Woman at the United Nations‘ – she was a British diplomat who served at the United Nations for over four decades
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