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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 16th January 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Nottingham
Edward Charles was the son of Charles J a bricklayer's labourer and Adeline Onions née Harrington. His father was born in 1860 in Nottingham and his mother in 1862 also in Nottingham. They were married in Nottingham in 1879. They had seven children but four died children during infancy or childhood. Their remaining 3 children, all born in Nottingham, were Edward Charles b.1882, Ellen b.1886 and Charles b.1894. In 1911 the family was living at 37 Baldwin Street, Nottingham and were shown as Charles (52) head of the family a bricklayers labourer and his wife Adeline (50) and two of their children, Ellen 24 a jennier in the cotton/lace industry and Charles 17 no occupation given. Their eldest son had left the home joining the army in 1905 and in 1911 he was serving with 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters in India.
He was a professional soldier who was a labourer upon enlistment.
20 Sep 1914
32
723493 - CWGC Website
510031
Radford Nottingham
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Edward Charles Onions enlisted in Nottingham on 25th April 1905. He served with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters and was with them in India in 1911. He landed in France on 8th September 1914 and was transferred to the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the La Ferte-sous- Jouarre memorial.
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 16th January 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Edwin Charles Onions - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post 16th January 1916, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918