Born in 1898 at Buckhurst Hill, son of Walter (Brick Maker, later Labourer) and Mary Ann Bacon. In 1901 Edward is living with his family at 107 Derby Road, Ilford. In 1911 Edward is a Scholar with his family at 9 Globe Road, Woodford Green. The family home was later 3 Globe Road.
He had enlisted at Stratford, and embarked for the British Expeditionary Force with the Howitzer equipped 12 Brigade Royal Field Artillery on 11-09-14. He qualified for the 1914 Star, without the “Mons” Clasp. As 12 Brigade was a regular army formation, this indicates Edward had joined the army after leaving school.
27th July 1917 found him hospitalised with a thigh wound, while The London Gazette dated 14th August 1917 announced he had been awarded a Military Medal for bravery in the field.
He Died of Wounds in the vicinity of Le Cateau during the final days of the war.
Research by Adiran Lee, Local Historian