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Wife: Mary Ann, nee Bean, married 31/10/1903. Children: Edward, born 24/04/1904, Hilda, born 02/06/1907, Samuel, born 22/11/1911 and May, born 01/01/1914.
06 Jul 1918
39
85508 - CWGC Website
19517
60 George Street, Mansfield.
Private
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted 19/11/1914, Edward committed suicide whilst on duty. He left his wife a note written on Church Army & Church of England Men's Society notepaper: Dear Wife, there's something gone wrong in my head, this last night through. So ignorant in 1914 and volunteering I have tried to do my bit, but failed through ??? supposed to be from home. I can't write no more."
Inquest details: found in wood next to a bloodied razor, suicide note in his coat pocket. Outcome: Committed suicide whilst temporary insane.
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