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Current record for: Alfred John Edwards
Deceased Folder  Deceased Folder
Name Alfred John Edwards
Born in Somerstown
Resident of Islington
Died 12/05/1918
Age not known

Cause of Death Accidentally killed in the collapse of the 189th Infantry Brigade HQ Gas Guard Shelter (Was sleeping in the Shelter with 55563 Private D.H. John, 19th Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers & R/3082 Leading Seaman R.E.C. Hylton RNVR & suffocated following burial under earth, timber supports etc.)

Cemetery or memorial Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extesnion
Grave or panel reference Not Known

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World War 1
France and Flanders
Statement by 203287 Private J

Relative(s)      Relative(s)
  • Frances Edwards, Mother
    Fonthill Road, Finsbury Park
  • Annie Jane Edwards, Wife
    5 Corporation Street, Cattle Market, islington
Military Information Military Information

Rank Private
Service Number 35053
Unit 19th Battalion
Regiment Royal Welch Fusiliers (attached RMLI Hawke Battalion)
Service Army
Enlisted in Not Known

Rank Private
Service Number 35053
Unit 19th Battalion
Regiment Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Service Army
Enlisted in Not Known