Edward was born on September 15 1918, the son of Bert and Ellen Underwood of Saanichton British Columbia. His brothers were Benjamin, George and Harry Underwood and his sisters: Adeline, Marjory, Bertha, Mary, Esther, Bernadette and Patricia Underwood.
He was a Tsawout First Nation because of his both parents were.
He was was a fisherman and member of the Methodist Church.
Edward enlisted in Victoria British Columbia on September 20 1939 and went on September 2 1941 then overseas to the UK and he went thereafter on July 3 to France.
He died on Wednesday November 17 1945 age 27 during an emergency operation of tuberculosis-related complications in a Canadian hospital in Oldendorf (Germany). He was temporarily buried in Osterscheps (Germany) before being reburied on March 6 1946 in Holten.
His medals were: 1939-1945 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal and the CVSM & Clasp.