Active in Southampton mid 1890s - 1900, early 1900s- late 1920s.
Edward Charles Applin was the older brother of Southampton photographer Augustus Applin, working under the name Edward Charles Edwarde.
Edward Applin was born in Southampton and as a young man joined the Royal Artillery. The 1891 census recorded Edward Applin as a driver for the Royal Artillery at Chiriton in Kent. In 1897 Edward married Beatrice in Southampton, and their first child was born in Southampton in 1899. By 1901 the family were in Margate, Kent, where the census of that year recorded Edward’s occupation as photographer. At some time in the early 1900s Edward C Applin returned to Southampton and worked as a photographer at 16 St Marys Road under the name Edward C Edwarde. Edwarde worked from 16 St Marys Road until the late 1920s, when he retired to the suburb of Portswood.