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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th January 1916 courtesy of Hirst's great niece Christine Preedy.
Person Details
Barnsley Yorkshire
Edwin Hirst was baptised on 21st October 1896 in St George’s Church, Barnsley. He was the son of William a mechanic and Ada Ann Hirst née Bielby. William was born in 1871 at Wakefield, Ada Ann Bielby in 1872 at Mexborough. Married on 28th January 1894, they had three children - Doris b.1894 Arthur b.1895, and Edwin b.1896. In 1901 they lived at 1, Rupert Grove and later 96, Queen's Walk (both Meadows Nottingham).
15 Dec 1915
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Rifleman
9th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Edwin Hirst enlisted in Nottingham and landed in France on 3rd August 1915. Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
In memoriam published 15th December 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HIRST. – In loving memory of my dear son, Rifleman Edwin Hirst, K.R.R., killed December 15th, 1915. We miss him and mourn him in silence unseen. – From his sorrowing father, mother brother, sister, and fiancée.” In memoriam published 15th December 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HIRST. – In loving memory of our dear son, Riflmn. Edwin Hirst, K..R., killed in action December 15th, 1915. Two years have passed, our hearts still sore, as day by day we miss him more. – Sorrowing mother, father, brother and sister.” In memoriam courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th January 1916 courtesy of Hirst's great niece Christine Preedy.
    Edwin Hirst - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th January 1916 courtesy of Hirst's great niece Christine Preedy.