Thomas Edwards

Royal Field Artillery

Personal Details

Born: 3 April 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 17 April 1896 in St. Alkmund`s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was one of six surviving children born to Arthur Edwards, a railway platelayer and his wife, Harriet. He married Martha Mary Prodger in 1920 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The couple had two children, Beryl Kathleen born in 1921 and Thora Renee born in 1922.

Residence: At the time of his baptism his family were living in Waymills, Whitchurch, but by 1901 they had moved to 18, Pepper Street, Whitchurch. Ten years later their address was 38 Oddfellows Terrace, Whitchurch. An address of 38, Smallbrook Road, Whitchurch was given for him at the time of demobilisation. These last two addresses are one and the same. By 1939 he was living at 54, Wayland Road, Whitchurch.

Employment: In 1939 he was an iron roofer.

Died: 1974 in the Preston and South Ribble district of Lancashire, aged 78

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

Rank: Private

Service Number: 156236 (previously E190721)

Date of Enlistment: 18 November 1915

Date of Discharge:  31 January 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Other Information: His brother, John, also served in WW1.

Medals and Awards

Not known


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