Royal Army Medical Corps, Territorial Force, service no.
Died of Influenza and Pneumonia in France on September
23rd, 1918, aged 28
Buried at Mazargues Military Cemetery, Marseilles
Edward was born in Brecon in 1890 when the family are living at 45a, Free Street, Brecon. Walter, his father, is a sergeant instructor with the South Wales Borderers, whilst his mother, Annie works as a dressmaker.
By 1901 Annie and the children are living with Edward's grandfather in 41, Free Street, whilst Walter is now a patient in The Royal Victoria Hospital, Hampshire, still a sergeant in the SWB. Edward attends the Brecon County School where he is a member of the Cadet Force.
In May 1907 Edward joins the Great Western Railway as a passenger clerk in Crumlin, moving on to Cardiff in January 1908 before resigning a month later, presumably to take his next employment as an insurance clerk in Cardiff where he is living with his widowed mother and brother in 1911. Edward enlists in Cardiff in May 1912 into the Royal Army Medical Corps, Territorial Force as a private but has successive promotions to his final rank (QMS). Walter subsequently marries Iona Elizabeth Huntley and has two sons Edward (b 1914 and Norman b 1916) and this family is based in
Cardiff at the time of his death.
Edward does not embark for France until April 1917 and it is there when serving as quartermaster sergeant in Marseilles that he later dies of influenza and bronchopneumonia.