Rank: Shoeing Smith
Year of death: 1916
Date of birth: 1886
Date of death: 28/6/1916
Place of death: Scarborough
Service number: L/12152
Regiment: Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery C Battery 161 Brigade. Scarborough Pals
Cemetery location: Manor Road Cemetery Section L 5.37
Where remembered?: CWG Manor Road Cemetery
Edwin was born in Driffield, at 3 Stanley Street. He and his elder brother Alfred were “town bobbies”. In 1907 he married Elizabeth, and they had two sons. They lived at 29 Sandringham St, Scarborough.
Edwin was the first casualty of the Scarborough Pals, dying in Scarborough after eating contaminated bully beef.