Edward James Shadbolt

Name

Edward James Shadbolt

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

15/09/1916
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Serjeant
15786
Bedfordshire Regiment
8th Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 2 C.
France

UK Memorials

St John’s Church Memorial, Digswell
Harmer Green Village Memorial
Not currently aware of any Burnham Green memorials

Pre War

Edward was born in late 1893, the son of 'Walter and Susan Shadbolt in Burnham, of Burnham Green. Some records suggest that he was born in Digswell – it has been suggested that part of the parish of Burnham Green might have been in Digswell and not Datchworth, which might be causing some confusion. In 1915 he married Amy Ellen Ewington of Beulah House, Burnham Green, Welwyn, Herts. and Edward was killed just a few months later, but they did have a child, Edward C C Shadbolt.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hertford into the Bedfordshire Reg, and Kitchener's ‘Third Army’ of volunteers. He arrived in France 30th August 1915 and was killed during the Somme campaign.

Additional Information

It is believed that Amy married a Mr Dewitt in 1926.

Acknowledgments

Adrian Pitts, Robert Gill, Pat Bird