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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
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Pte 25587 George Ernest Edwards

  • Age: Unknown.
  • From: Garston, Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • K.I.A Tuesday 11th July 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.
Pte 25587 George Ernest EDWARDS, 19th Battalion KLR.

George Edwards was the 3rd of 4 sons born to Thomas and Eliza Edwards, who were both natioves of Shropshire. George was born in 1895, by which time his parents had moved to Garston. In 1901 they lived at 23 Clifton Street, Garston, when his father was a dock labourer and his eldest brother, Thomas Henry aged 16 years was a “number taker with LNWR Company”. By 1911, the family had moved to 9 McBride Street, Garston, when his father is employed as a railway porter; Thomas Henry is a hydraulic crane driver; the next son, John James, is a railway checker.; and George is a telegraphist with the GPO. The youngest son, Stephen, born in 1903, is still at school.
With no access to George’s service record we can only say that he went to France on 7th November 1915 and earned the 1914/15 Star, Victory Medal and British War Medal. He is shown in the records as having been killed on or about 11th July 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Fallen.

He is also commemorated on the family headstone at Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool.

We currently have no further information on George Ernest Edwards, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Killed On This Day.

(103 Years this day)
Sunday 12th November 1916.
Pte 15034 William Slater

(102 Years this day)
Monday 12th November 1917.
Pte 46416 Thomas Alexander Dangerfield