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  • 21261 Private James Herbert Edgson, died of wounds on 13 September 1915. He is buried at Pieta Cemetery, Malta, grave B. XII. 4.
Visited by Mrs Newton and photographs taken
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Keyworth Nottinghamshire
James Herbert Edgson was the son of John Edgson and Ada Leah May who married at Worksop in 1890. They had two sons: James Herbert (b.1891) and Harold (b.1899). The addresses identified for their family homes: Attenborough Yard, Main Street, Keyworth [C.1891]; 57 St Paul’s Street Radford [C.1901 & CWGC]. John Edgson who had started out as an agricultural labourer [C.1891] subsequently became a gas stoker working for Nottingham Corporation [C.1901 & C.1911]. He died at Nottingham, aged 84 in 1952. His widow, Ada Leah Edgson, died in Nottingham two years later, aged 83, in 1954.
James Edgson worked as a machine cutter's apprentice at the Player's tobacco factory.
13 Sep 1915
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Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private James Herbert Edgson, 9th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was wounded at Sulva in Gallipoli and was taken via Alexandria to Malta by hospital ship and died of his wounds on 13th September 1915. He is buried in Pieta Cemetery, Malta (grave ref B.XII.4)
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 30 September 1915: 'EDGSON died of wounds and sickness, September 12th, Private JH Edgson, son of John and Ada Edgson age 24 years.' In memoriam published 12th September 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “EDGSON. – In ever loving memory of Private J. H. Edgson, 9th Sherwood Foresters, who died at Malta, September 12th, 1915. [1] Gone from us, but not forgotten, never will his memory fade, and in heaven we hope to meet him, where we ne'er shall part again. – Mother, father, brother, grandma.” [1] All official sources give his date of death as 13th September 1915. Above in memoriam and information is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • 21261 Private James Herbert Edgson, died of wounds on 13 September 1915. He is buried at Pieta Cemetery, Malta, grave B. XII. 4.
Visited by Mrs Newton and photographs taken
    James Herbert Edgson grave - 21261 Private James Herbert Edgson, died of wounds on 13 September 1915. He is buried at Pieta Cemetery, Malta, grave B. XII. 4. Visited by Mrs Newton and photographs taken
  • Photograph of John Herbert Edgson is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website
    James Herbert Edgson - Photograph of John Herbert Edgson is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website