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Person Details
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
15 Sep 1916
795719 - CWGC Website
9th Bn Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
Edward Jebb Edward was born at 49 Abbey Street in 1882 and joined the family of his parents, Charles and Harriet with two older brothers and an elder sister. The family moved to several times but in 1901 he was working as a horseman at a farm at Sutton, North Nottinghamshire, shortly before signing up as a regular soldier in June of that year when he described himself as a ‘salesman’. Edward signed up with the King’s Own Rifle Corps for three years with the colours and nine years in the reserve and saw service in South Africa. He completed his reserve service in June 1910 by which time he had married Emily Singleton in October 1909 at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Salford. Edward worked as a mechanic’s fitter living in Salford with his wife who had delivered a son, also Edward in 1911. Although under no obligation to do so, Edward rejoined the Rifles shortly after the outbreak of war and served with his battalion, the 9th, in the 42nd brigade of the 14th Division. It was in the Battle of Flers- Courcelle, a part of the larger Battle of the Somme, and was one where tanks were used for the first time, that Rifleman Edward Jebb was killed on 15th September 1916 being one of 4098 casualties of the 14th Division sustained between 13 and 20 September. He has no known grave and is one of those commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Courtesy of Robert Illett
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