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  • Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Beeston Nottingham
Arthur Lord Edwards was born in 1890 in Beeston and was the son of Jane Charlotte Edwards and the brother of Robert b1882 Derbyshire, and Ellen b188 in Derbyshire. His widowed mother Jane married furniture dealer Samuel Kitchener (born 1836 Blackwell Derbyshire ) in 1908 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. In the 1911 census the family are living at Byron Building Ogle Street Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire and are shown as Samuel Kitchener 75 yrs a furniture dealer, he is living with his wife Jane Kitchener 51 yrs and her two children Ellen 23 yrs assisting in her stepfathers business and Arthur 21 yrs a blacksmith. He married his wife Louisa King on 29th March 1916 at the United Methodist Church, Hucknall and they lived at 46 Charles Street Hucknall Torkard.
He was a mining tool smith
27 May 1918
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Private
  • MM MM Military Medal
8th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Private Arthur Lord Edwards M.M., enlisted at Derby whilst residing at Hucknall, he gave his age as 26 yrs and 9 months and his address as 24 Baker Street, Hucknall, his occupation was that of a mining tool smith his next of kin was his wife Louisa Edwards of the same address. Initially serving with service number 43343 in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment later transferring to the 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on 27th May 1918 having no known grave his name is ommemorated on the Soissons Memorial. A reluctant recruit, he had appealed unsuccessfully against his conscription on the grounds of being the sole support of his ill, widowed mother. Landing in France on 21st December 1916, posted to 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, he fell ill with trench fever, being admitted to the 17th Field Ambulance on 23rd April 1917, eventuality returning to England on 16th June 1917. Transferred to 8th Battalion, joining in the field on 27th November 1917, he was wounded in action on 22nd March 1918. He returned to his unit on 26th April 1918. The award of his military medal was announced in the 'London Gazette,' published on 13th September 1918.
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  • Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Arthur Lord Edwards - Photograph is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918