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  • Photograph of Edward Amos Gunby is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment Roll of Honour.
Person Details
Leicester
Edward Amos Gunby was born at Leicester in 1899 was the son of William Amos a coal miner and Maria Gunby née Jackson of Main Street, Blidworth. His father William Amos was born in 1873 at Sheffield and his mother Maria Jackson was born in 1875 at Bramore, Nottinghamshire, they were married in 1897 their marriage was recorded in the Leicestershire Registration district, they went on to have 10 children, sadly two died in infancy or early childhood, their children were, Elsie b1897 Edward Amos b1899, George b1901, all were born in Leicester, they went on to have the folloiwng children at Kirkby in Ashfield, Gladys b1903, Agnes b1904, Ezra Alfred b1905, Maria Lilly b1910 and Clarence William b1911. In the 1911 census the family are living at 20 Byron Street, Kirkby in Ashfield and are shown as William Amos 38 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Maria 36 yrs and their children Elsie 14 yrs no occupation listed, Edward Amos 12 yrs a scholar, George 10 yrs a scholar, Agnes 7 yrs a scholar, Ezra Alfred 6 yrs, Maria Lilly 1 year and Clarence William 1 month old. Edward Amos married his wife Ada Annie Frankish on 8th August 1918 at the Parish Church at Ripley, they lived at 1 Slack Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire.
He was a coal miner prior to enlisting.
20 Oct 1918
336102 - CWGC Website
116717
Ripley, Derbyshire
Private
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Edward Amos Gunby attested at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, on 5th December 1916, giving his age as 17 yrs and 364 days , he was living at Main Street, Blidworth with his father William who was his next of kin. He gave his religion as that of the Salvation Army and was a coal miner. He was posted to the reserves. He was mobilised on 24th April 1918 at Nottingham and was posted to the 7th battalion Sherwood Foresters. He landed in Calais, France on 16th August 1918 and on 30th August 1918 was posted to the 10th battalion Sherwood Foresters he was killed in action on 20th October 1918, in the attack on the German positions near the River Selle, France. He is buried at Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension, Solesmes, Nord, France.
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  • Photograph of Edward Amos Gunby is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment Roll of Honour.
    Edward Amos Gunby - Photograph of Edward Amos Gunby is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment Roll of Honour.