James Edwards

Personal Details

Born: 1873 in Silverdale, Staffordshire.

Family: He was one of at least six children born to Thomas Edwards, a miner, and his wife Hannah, nee Yearsley. He married Mary Ann Lloyd on 17 May 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. By 1911 the couple had six children – Gladys O, Thomas, Hannah, Edith, James and Dorothy. It is possible that another three children were born to them between 1912 and 1921.

Residence: In 1881 he was living with his mother, now widowed, and his siblings at Pipe Gate, Woore, Shropshire. Ten years later he was a lodger at 75 Wybunbury Road, Willaston, Cheshire. In 1901 and now married, his address 3 Chapel Street, Wem, Shropshire. By 1911 he and his family had moved to 20 Newtown Street, Whitchurch. This was also the address given for him on the 1919 Absent Voters` List. At the time of his death in 1930 his home was given as 18 Newtown Street.

Employment: He was a joiner until at least 1911.

Died: 30 June 1930 in Whitchurch, Shropshire, aged 57, and was buried on 3 July the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Other Information: His son Thomas, also served in WW1.

Further military details not known.


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