Herbert James Edwards

Name

Herbert James Edwards
12 April 1889

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/07/1916
25

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
18795
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2C
France

Headstone

>None

UK Memorials

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

Pre War

Herbert James Edwards was born in Tewin on 12 April 1889 to James and Mary Ann Edwards and baptised there on 9 June 1889.


The family were living at Nancy Bury, Tewin in 1891 (near Queen Hoo Hall). On the 1901 Census the family were living at Bulls Mills Cottages, Stapleford where his father was an agricultural labourer. They were still there in 1911 but only Herbert and his brother Arthur were living there with their parents and were both working as farm labourers. 

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Hertford and served with the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment in France from 30 September 1915.  He was killed in action during heavy fighting at Maltz Horn Farm and trench, but his body was not recovered for burial. 

Additional Information

War gratuity of £6 10s granted to mother Mary Ann Edwards. Brother to Frederick James Edwards who died on 19 August 1916 and is buried in Rouen.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer