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24 Jan 1889
Mansfield Woodhouse
Edwin Munks was born on 24th January 1889 in Mansfield Woodhouse and was the son of William Lindley Munks a coal miner and Bertha Harrison Munks née Wood of 14 Seventh Ave, Forest Town Mansfield. His father William Lindley Munks was born in 1862 in Mansfield Woodhouse and his mother Bertha Harrison Wood was born in 1855 also in Mansfield Woodhouse, they were married in 1883 their marriage was registered in the Mansfield Registration District, they went on to have 5 children 1 sadly died in early childhood. Their surviving children were Edwin b1889, Elsie Phoebe b1889, Fred b1894 and William b1895 all the children were born in Mansfield Woodhouse. In the 1911 census his family are living at 14th Seventh Avenue, Forest Town Mansfield and are shown as William Lindley Munks 49 yrs a coal miner he is living with his wife Bertha Harrison Munks 56 yrs and their children , Elsie Phoebe 22 yrs no occupation listed, Fred 17 yrs a pony driver underground and William 16 yrs a pony driver underground. Edwin married his wife Bertha Turner on 26th March 1910 at the Mansfield Registry office and went on to have a son John Henry born 12th July 1914 in Mansfield the family lived at 203 New Victoria Street, Mansfield. In the 1911 census Edwin and his new wife Bertha are living at 2 Rose Lane Mansfield Woodhouse and are living with his grandparents, they are shown as Edwin Munks 72 yrs (b Calverton) General Labourer and his wife Phoebe 71 yrs (b Sutton in Ashfield) Edwin 22 yrs a collier grandson and Bertha 18 yrs a factory hand.
29 May 1916
83249 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Edwin Munks joined the Royal Navy when he was 18 yrs of age, he enlisted on 6th August 1907 and became a stoker, his first ship was HMS Acheron, he purchased his discharged from the Royal Navy on 13th March 1909 whilst serving on HMS Cochrane. Following the outbreak of war he enlisted on 29th August 1914 at Mansfield, he gave his age as 24 yrs and 217 days he gave his occupation as collier and his next of kin as Bertha his wife. He was posted to the 7th battalion Leicestershire Regiment and on 29th July 1915 he landed in France. He was wounded in action on 24th May 1916 a bullet wound to his back and was admitted to the 49th Field Ambulance later transferring to the 19th Casualty Clearing Station. He died from his wounds on 29th May 1916 and is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery extension grave reference I.C.6
His brother Private Fred Munks was killed in action 10/3/1915 serving with 2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment.
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