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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Finningley, Notts
Ernest Albert Edwards was born in 1880, at Finningley, the son of William and Emma Edwards. His father was in service as a professional butler. When he reached working age, Ernest followed in his fathers’ footsteps as 1901 finds him working as a footman resident at Uckfield, Surrey. 10 years later, he is still in the Surrey area, at Lewes, now a butler for a banker. A short time later he came to Worksop where he became the proprietor of the Waverley Hotel & café on Bridge Street.
19 Sep 1918
38
1649251 - CWGC Website
25924
Private
9th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
The war had been raging for over a year when Ernest was attested at Worksop on the 10 Dec 1915 and was put on the reserve. Two months later, on the 12 Feb 1916, he married Sarah Jane Pearson in Worksop. On the 9th June 1916, Ernest was taken off the reserve and mobilised being posted to the 4th Staffordshire regiment. He joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force and left Devonport on the 4th November 1916, arriving in Salonika 12 days later. Shortly after arrival he was moved to the Kings Own Royal Lancs 9th Battalion. He spent 2 years in this area and was reported as missing later in 1918 and his record states “missing, death assumed by War Office through lapse of time having occurred on or since 19/9/1918”. He was 38 years old and named on the Doiran Memorial. After the war had ended, on the 27 Jan 1920, the personal effects of Ernest was posted to his wife, who was now living in Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth:- 1 razor, 1 silver photo case, 1 metal mirror, 5 coins, 1 cig holder, 1 purse, 1 cig lighter, 1 stylo pen, 1 fountain pen, letters, 3 wallets, photographs and cards, book of photographs, 1 watch glass (broken), 1 English French dictionary. His father had also moved and was living at this time, at Thornbury Cottage, Lound.
Because his parents were living at Lound and his wife in Worksop, his name appears on three other memorials, Sutton cum Lound, Priory church and the Worksop memorial Avenue memorial. CWG casualty information:- Doiran Memorial - Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Edwards, of Lound, Retford, Notts; husband of Sarah Jane Edwards, of Waverley Hotel, Worksop, Notts. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Ernest Albert Edwards - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.