Born in 1886 at Walthamstow, son of the respected resident and builder Edward Bannister and his wife Emily. 1891: With his family at 1 Hawthorne Cottage near The Square, Woodford Green, his father being a Carpenter. 1901: He remained with his family at a cottage in The Square. 1911: His parents were at 1 The Square, Woodford Green, his father being listed as a Carpenter and Joiner. Edward was possibly a Bank Clerk, lodging with William Tilson at St Andrews Terrace, 56 Chingford Lane.
He had been associated with the Woodford Congregational Church since infancy. In 1913 he married Isabella Martha Emson, and his will gives their address as Red Cottage Oak Street, Romford, though his wife was subsequently at Milkwell Farm Woodford Green.
Admitted to the HAC on 18th March 1917, and sent to France from 27th July 1917, where he was wounded a little more than one month later. He Died of Wounds received at Burnt Farm Ypres.
Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian