Edwin Folds


Edwin Folds
30th September 1898.


First World War

Date of Death / Age

20 years

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Royal Sussex Regiment
4th Bn.


British War and Victory medals


D. 12.



UK Memorials

Breachwood Green Baptist Chapel Memorial, Breachwood Green
King's Walden Village Memorial
St Mary's Church Memorial, King's Walden

Pre War

Edwin Folds was born in Breachwood Green/King's Walden, Hertfordshire, on 30th September 1898, son of Vince Folds (B 1859 in King's Walden, Herts) a Brickmaker and Sarah Ann (nee Houghton) Folds (B 1862 in Offley, Herts).

Baptised in St Mary’s Church, King's Walden, Herts, on 7th March 1899.

1901 Census records Edwin aged 2, living with his parents, sisters Eliza 20, Ada 17, Clara 13, Ellen 8, Gertrude 6 months, brothers Henry 15, George 11 and Sidney 5, in Breachwood Green, Herts.

Edwin attended Breachwood Green National School.

1911 Census records Edwin aged 13, at school, living with his parents, brothers George 21, Sidney 15 and sister Gertrude 10, in Breachwood Green, Herts.

Wartime Service

Edwin enlisted in Hitchin, Herts, posted to the 4th Battalion, (Territorial Force) Royal Sussex Regiment with the service Np 202337. Later transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.

Edwin was Killed in an attack on the Sambre-Oise Canal on Monday 4th November 1918.

Battalion & RE Sappers put bridges across a 40ft canal. Killed 1 Officer & 8 Other Ranks. Wounded 7 Officers & 86 Other Ranks. Missing 4 Other Ranks.

He is buried in the CWGC Le Rejet-De-Beaulieu Communal Cemetery in France.

Additional Information

His effects of £10-00s-1d, pay owing and £9-10s-00d, War Gratuity went to his Father Vince Folds.

10th Brigade part of 4th Division. Brother of Henry Folds also killed in action 29th Sept 1918.


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