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Edgar Page was born in Wolverhampton on 31 December 1884, the son of Samuel Wells and Matilda Aston Page. Samuel Wells was the Official Receiver of Wolverhampton. In 1901 he was at school in Repton in Derbyshire. He became a well-known field hockey player, including representing England and winning a gold medal with the Great Britain team at the 1908 London Olympics. His mother Matilda died on 16 November 1910. By 1911 he was a chartered accountant and living with his father at Penn House, Wolverhampton, along with his siblings Raymond Charles, Constance Muriel and Harold Aston, and servants Frances Hammond, Eliza Rogers, Beatrice Wells and Lily Hickey.

Along with his brothers, he served in the army during the First World War. He became a Lieutenant in the South Staffordshire Regiment, serving in France from 20 October 1915. He survived the war, but does not appear to have married. He died on 12 May 1956 at Connaught Nursing Home, Wolverhampton. According to the National Probate Calendar, his address was Gorsty Hayes, Tettenhall, and the value of his effects was £9044 19s.