Frederick James Edwards

Name

Frederick James Edwards
1883

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

19/08/1916
32

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
14081
Bedfordshire Regiment
6th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN
B.27.38
France

Headstone

>None

UK Memorials

St Mary's Church memorial, Stapleford, Not on the Tewin memorials

Pre War

Frederick James Edwards was born in Tewin in 1883, the son of James and Mary Ann Edwards, and baptised there on 13 January 1884.


In 1891 the family were living at Nancy Bury, Tewin, (near Queen Hoo Hall), where his father was a Farm Labourer. By 1901 he had enlisted into the Bedfordshire Regiment and was residing at the 16th Brigade Depot at Kempston, Beds. On the 1911 Census he was a Private in the army with the 1st Bedfordshire Regiment Infantry at Maida Barracks, Aldershot, Surrey. His family were living at Stapleford, Herts.

Wartime Service

He had been a serving soldier and was probably recalled at the outbreak of war. He enlisted at Hertford and served with the 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment from 30 July 1915.


He died of wounds at No. 5 General Hospital, France on 19 August 1916. Earlier in the month they had been in action near Bazentin-le-Petit and Becourt Wood (Battle of Pozieres).

Additional Information

A war gratuity of £9 was granted to his father James. Brother to Herbert James Edwards who died on 30 July 1916 and is named on the Thiepval Memorial.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer