423855 Private William Robert Edwards

          10th Battalion  London Regiment

                          attached to

            10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

                        7th June 1917

Born in Battersea in 1875.He was baptised on 09-01-1876.

In the 1891 census he is recorded as living with his widowed mother,Emily Sarah(nee Edwards(married 1872),

a seamstress at 48 Bayonne Street,Fulham.

Aged 15 in 1901,he was employed as a telegraph messenger.

His father William Edwards,a stone mason, died on 17-06-1877.His mother died in 1896.

In 1899 he married Jessie Isabella Hall(she died in 06/1953).

They had 4 sons; William Ernest(he died 06/1965),Thomas Frank(he died 06/1972),Walter Hall(he died 09/1989) and Frederick John(he died 01/1990).

In the 1911 census,William was working as a fitters labourer and they lived at 25 Holyport Flats,Fulham.

He enlisted in Fulham and was killed in action on 07-06-1917.   

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