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

Biographical Information

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.

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