Born: 1919, Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Died: 30th June 1946; age: 26; died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis at the Foxhall Sanatorium, Suffolk.
Informant of the death – Mrs. J.D. McConvey – widow.
Residence: 5, Hawke Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: a Farm Labourer.
Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 955571.
Regiment: Royal Artillery, 51 Heavy Regiment.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward & Burnette McConvey; husband of Jean Doreen McConvey, of Ipswich.
Father: Edward McConvey, born March 1893, Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Mother: Burnette Silver McConvey (nee McCaughern), born January 1895, Whitehaven, Cumberland.
In 1942, Ipswich, Edward married Jean Doreen Smith, born November 1923, Ipswich.
They had 1 son:
David Edward McConvey, born November 1945, Ipswich.
Lancashire Evening Post – 21st December 1940
WHITEHAVEN SOLDIER’S RESCUE
A Whitehaven soldier, Driver Edward McConvey, aged 21, has rescued an evacuee boy from a perilous position on the cliffs at Ilfracombe.
The boy, Victor Smith, became stuck because the tide had come in.
McConvey was lowered on a rope and reached the boy in the nick of time for he was well nigh exhausted and would soon have slipped into the water.