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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
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Worksop, Notts
Although a Worksop born man, Frederick Edeson and his wife, Susannah, were living at Brightside, Sheffield when they had their first 3 children. The family moved back to Worksop around 1880, where, Frederick was working as a timber carter living at 23 Priorswell Road. It was in here in Worksop, that Percy Edeson, their 5th child was born in 1885. The Edeson’s had 8 children over their married lifetime, which was until 1902, when the wife and mother, Susannah, died in 1902 age 54. Frederick, now a widower, re-married in 1906 to Rose Mellars and in 1911 they were occupying 1 union Street, Eastgate. Meanwhile, Percy had also married. The wedding was in Worksop in 1905 and his bride was Kate Marks. Within the next few years, the couple had moved to Sheffield where Percy was working as a coal miner.. The 1911 census show them to have two living children but neither is resident on the day it was taken.
30 Apr 1915
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103288 - CWGC Website
20562
Private
1st Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Pte. Percy Edeson Worksop Guardian 28 May 1915 News was received this week of the death of Pte Percy Edeson, of the K.O.Y.L.I. Killed in action in France on April 30th. Pte Edeson, who was 30 years of age, was the son of Mr Frederick Edeson, of Eastgate, Worksop, and some six years ago he left Worksop to work at Brodsworth Colliery, Doncaster. He enlisted in the K.O.Y.L.I. after war broke out and with only six months training, he was sent to the front with the 1st Battalion of that well known regiment. He leaves a widow and one young child, and the sorrowful news of his death was conveyed to her in a sympathetic letter signed by Lord Kitchener.
CWGC - Son of Frederick and Hannah Edeson, of Kilton Rd., Worksop; husband of Kate Edeson, of 70, John St., Worksop. Commemorated on the Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Percy Edeson - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  •  Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Perth Cemetery (China Wall) , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Percy Edeson - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Perth Cemetery (China Wall) , Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle