He is listed as being with the 4th Leicestershire Regiment on the Much Hadham memorial, but the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's records show him as being with the 8th Leicestershire Regiment. He had only been in France two months before he was killed. 8th Leicestershire Regimental History: By the end of September the Leicestershire Regiment were on the Ypres Salient, during the 3rd Battle of Ypres. On October 1st the Germans launched a counterattack. This struck upon the British front line where the 8th Leicestershire Battalion were and they suffered very heavy casualties. The allied forces pushed the Germans back and on October 9th the British advanced on Poelkapelle, then on the 12th, Passchendaele. Edward was killed in action.