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Edward was born at Islington, in London, Middlesex, in 1896, the son of Cornelius William and Eleanor Kirk of “The Grange” Gedling Lane, Arnold, Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 37 Gedling Grove, Arnold, he is shown as 15 yrs and a laundry van boy and has 7 siblings
He was employed as an apprentice joiner
15 Oct 1915
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The Grange, Gedling Lane, Arnold
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted on 24th April 1914 into the Territorial Force and attended the company based the Arnot Hill Drill Hall Arnold. He gave his age as 17 years 8 months and stated his was an apprentice joiner and was living at The Grange Gedling lane, Arnold.On the outbreak of war he was mobilized with his battalion and went with them to France landing on the 25th February 1915, as part of 139 Brigade of the 46th Division. He was killed in action during the action to take the Hohenzollern Redoubt.
His name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial
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