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Warsop, Notts
Edgar Bartholomew was born in 1890, Warsop, Notts. He was the 5th child of Frank and Annie Bartholomew, nee Ladly, who had married in Lincoln in 1879. Frank had originated from Whitwell, near Worksop and had a lifelong occupation as a miner. Their first child, Robert, was born in Lincoln and the recorded birth places of their following children map their movements as follows, Lincoln, Stafford, Clowne, Mansfield Woodhouse, Warsop and eventually settling down at 35 Kilton Road, Worksop in 1893. Edgar at this time, was still at school but ten years later, he was working as a labourer in a limestone quarry and was living with his parent who had moved to18 Portland Street.
28 Apr 1917
740044 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn South Staffordshire Regiment
Pte. Edgar Bartholomew Worksop Guardian 1 February 1918 After many months of waiting, news has been received from the War Office announcing the death of Pte. Edgar Bartholomew, of 18, Portland Street, Worksop, who was reported missing early in May last year. The deceased soldier, who was 26 years of age and single, was one of three brothers serving King and Country. Before the war he was employed at Steetley Quarry, and on enlisting, in November, 1916, he was attached to the 2nd South Stafford’s. He was sent to France in the spring of the following year, and after five weeks of fighting was reported missing. Hopes were entertained that he was a prisoner of war, and the fact that, he was unable to write, and that his chum who wrote for him was wounded, encouraged the belief that in course of time good news would be heard concerning him. This hope however, proved delusive, and on Monday notification was received stating that the War Office had reason to believe he was killed. His father died three weeks ago, the uncertainty as to his son’s fate having helped on his illness. Pte. Bartholomew’s brother is in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and another brother John, is a leading stoker on the “Royal Sovereign”. Much sympathy is expressed with his sisters and other relatives
Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Research by Colin Dannatt
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