Edward Percival Cassidy1

M, #879, b. 21 May 1906, d. 13 January 1952
Last Edited5 Feb 2015
Birth*21 May 1906 Dr Steevens Hospital, Dublin, Ireland;
Date and Place of Birth: Twentyfirst May 1906, Dr Steevens Hospital, Dublin
Name: Edward Percival
Sex: Male
Name and Surname and Dwelling Place of Father: Henry Cassidy, Ship Street Barracks
Name and Surname and Maiden Surname of Mother: Annie Cassidy Formerly Cooper
Rank or Profession of Father:
Sergeant of Military Foot Police
Signature, Qualification and Residence of Informant: H. Cassidy, Father, Ship Street Barracks2 
Residence1930 171 Elswick Street, Leichhardt, NSW;
Cassidy, Edward Percival, 171 Elswick street, carrier3 
Residence*1933 Campbell's Creek, Windeyer, NSW;
Cassidy, Edward Percival, Campbell's Creek, Windeyer, labourer
Cassidy, Harry Arthur, Campbell's Creek, Windeyer, labourer3 
Marriage*4 January 1936 St Columbas Church, Leichhardt, NSW;
Groom: Edward Percival Cassidy
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland
Occupation: Textile Worker
Age: 29
Usual Residence: Regent Park, Sydney, NSW
Father: Henry Cassidy
Occupation: Textile Worker
Mother: Annie Cooper (deceased)

Bride: Margaret Mary Doyle
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW
Occupation: Machinist
Age: 24
Usual Residence: Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW
Father: Joseph Doyle
Occupation: Council Employee
Mother: Mary Regent

Date of Marriage: 4 Jan 1936
Place of Marriage: St Columbas Church Leicchardt NSW
Religion: Roman Catholic
Witnesses: J Fuhlendorf, W Cruden
Minister: William J Geer;Bride=Margaret May Doyle4 
Residence*1936 154 Flood Street, Leichhardt, NSW;
Doyle, Joseph Michael, 154 Flood street, labourer
Doyle, Mary, 154 Flood street, home duties
Doyle, Marie Elizabeth, 154 Flood street, clerk
Cassidy, Edward Percival, 154 Flood street, textile worker
Cassidy, Margaret May, 154 Flood street, home duties;Principal=Margaret May Doyle3 
Birth of DaughterMay 1937 NSW;Principal=Patricia Cassidy5 
Birth of Son17 November 1938 NSW;Principal=Edward Arthur Cassidy5 
Birth of Daughter NSW;Principal=Elizabeth Cassidy5 
Residence1943 87 Edith Street, Leichhardt, NSW;
Cassidy, Edward Percival, 87 Edith street, mechanic
Cassidy, Margaret May, 87 Edith street, home duties;Principal=Margaret May Doyle3 
Birth of Son NSW;Principal=Kevin Cassidy5 
Birth of Daughter8 December 1946 NSW;Principal=Valerie Cassidy5 
Note*1947 Leichhardt, NSW;
Ted Cassidy senior was the founder of S.E.C. Plating Co. in Leichhardt 1947. The company was sold to the Jacobs family. The business is located in Belmore and is still operating successfully.6 
Residence1949 87 Edith Street, Leichhardt, NSW;
Cassidy, Edward Percival, 87 Edith street, mechanic
Cassidy, Margaret May, 87 Edith street, home duties;Principal=Margaret May Doyle3 
Death*13 January 1952 Kurnell, NSW;
Edward Percival Cassidy, 45, of Edith Street, Leichhardt, married, with five children, was drowned when he was washed off the rocks on the ocean side of Kurnell yesterday.
Cassidy and Alexander Pope, of Wetherill Street, Leichhardt, were fishing on the rocks a few feet above sea-level. A heavy breaker crashed on the rocks and swept Cassidy into the sea.
Pope tried to grab Cassidy, but the waves carried Cassidy out.
Pope signalled frantically to a launch a quarter of a mile away. The launch came in and reached Cassidy.
He was unconscious when he was lifted aboard. The occupants of the launch applied artificial resuscitation as they took Cassidy to La Perouse.
Efforts to revive him were continued by ambulance officers and at Prince Henry Hospital, but he did not respond.

CASSIDY, Edward Percival.- January 13 1952 (result of accident) of 87 Edith Street Leichhardt, dearly loved husband of May and dear father of Pat, Ted, Kevin, Betty and Valerie and dear brother of Rose (Mrs. Duncan).7 


Margaret May Doyle b. 1909, d. 17 Sep 1990
  • Patricia Cassidy5 b. May 1937, d. 17 Dec 1981
  • Edward Arthur Cassidy5
  • Elizabeth Cassidy5
  • Kevin Cassidy5
  • Valerie Cassidy5


  1. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 2147/1936 Edward Percival Cassidy & Margaret Mary Doyle.
  2. [S314] Irish Birth Certificate.
  3. [S182] Australian Electoral Rolls, http://www.ancestry.com.au/
  4. [S108] NSW Marriage Certificate, 2147/1936 Edward Percival Cassidy & Margaret Mary Doyle.
  5. [S297] Private papers of Tim Sheens.
  6. [S378] Family knowledge - Tim Sheens.
  7. [S154] Australian Newspapers, trove.nla.gov.au, Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, January 14, 1952.