Historical information

Edwin Joseph (Ted) CANNON (1895-1916)

Ted Cannon was a lively, clever and popular student who demonstrated great ability in caricature and cartoon work. He found competition success and was granted a valuable five-year senior scholarship. Cannon also assisted teaching staff and contributed many drawings to the Ballarat Star.
Following his AIF enlistment in 1915, Cannon’s superiors soon put his skill to use observing the enemy and illustrating sections of the battlefield. He was sketching a German position in France when he was shot in the abdomen and died.

Physical description

A newspaper clipping of a cartoon by Ted Cannon.