John Edwards

Personal Details

Born: In 1887 in Oswestry, Shropshire.

Family: He was the eldest of nine children born to Evan Edwards, a brick works foreman, and his wife Sarah. No marriage can be traced for John.

Residence: In 1901 the family were living at Fens Brickyard, Fenns Bank, Bronington, Flintshire. By 1911 his father had died and he lived with his mother at 45 Claypit Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. His brother Walter’s military records show their mother was living at 20 Brownlow Street, the address shown for him on the 1919 Absent Voters’ Register. He was living at 2 Piccadilly, St John’s Street, Whitchurch at the time of his death.

Employment: In 1911 he was a carter on a farm.

Died: In 1933 at the Royal Salop Infirmary, Shrewsbury, aged 46, and was buried on 14 November that year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Other Information: His brother Walter also served in WW1.

Other military details not known

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