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Sneinton Nottingham
Frank Edwards married Emma Kirby (born 25th June 1889 ) at Nottingham, they lived at 22 Byron Street, Sneinton Road, Nottingham and had the following children, Charles William born 8th July 1912, Ernest born 10th June 1913 and Mabel born 23th December 1914. Commencing 24th June 1918 his widow was awarded a pension of 29 shillings and 5 pence a week At the time of his death the family was living at 22 Byron Street, Sneinton, Nottingham.
01 Dec 1917
1752706 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham
2/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Frank Edwards was called up for service and following training he was drafted to France. The 2/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters were in reserve on November 30, 1917, during the Battle of Cambria. They were were ordered to the front to help deal with an expected german advance from Gouzeaucourt. The German counter-attack got underway the next day but machine gun fire from the battalions was sufficient to beat off the attack. Pte. Edwards was killed in action at that time but his body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Cambria Memorial. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post, 'Roll of Honour', 29 December 1917: ‘Edwards. Killed in action, December 1st, Pte, Frank Edwards, Sherwood Foresters, To forget thee it would be a vain endeavour. Loving memories will cling for ever. Sadly missed by his loving mother and dad.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, 'Roll of Honour', 29 December 1917: ‘Edwards. Killed in action, December 1st, Pte. Frank Edwards, Sherwood Foresters, the dearly beloved husband of Emma Edwards, aged 30. On a far and lonely battlefield, where the trees their branches bend, lies my (-) husband, gone to his untimely end; a bitter blow, a shock severe, to part with one I loved so dear, but the hardest part is yet to come when the heroes all (-) when I miss among the cheering crowd, the face of my darling one. Deeply mourned by his broken-hearted wife and five children, 22 Byron-street, Sneinton.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: sole legatee widow, Emily (sic)
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