Alfred Edwards

Alfred Pryce Edwards

Personal Details

Alfred Pryce Edwards, born in Whixall, Shropshire in 1893, the third son of Evan and Sarah Edwards.

Husband of Gertrude (nee Crewe) Edwards, of 14, Barkhill Whitchurch, father of Winifred, Alfred, Sidney Cecil, Walter Kitchener and Dorothy Evelyn.

Alfred was employed at the Gas Works before joining the army in 1914; he was laid to rest in Whitchurch Cemetery with full Military Honours.

Military Details

Regiment : “B” Squadron, 2/1st Shropshire Yeomanry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 160067

Died of Illness; Ireland 21st November 1918 Age 25

The 2/1st Shropshire Yeomanry was a 'second line' unit, raised in Shrewsbury in 1914. It's initial function was to supply drafts to the 1/1st and to undertake home defence duties. It only served in the UK, based in Northumberland, East Anglia and Morpeth. In July 1916 it was converted to a Cyclist unit in the 10th Cyclist Brigade, which was re-named the 6th Cyclist Brigade in November 1916. It went to Ireland early in 1918 and was based at the Curragh, Dublin, when the war ended in November 1918. It was disbanded shortly afterwards.

Medals and Awards
Alfred received no overseas war service or battle honours

Further Information

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Information provided by Terry Evanson Whitchurch, Shropshire and Whitchurch Museum and Archives

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