Killed in action near Gavrelle during the Battle of Arras.
Born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1887, Edward was living at 25,Coultate Street in Burnley at the time of his enlistment. Originally enlisting in the East Lancashire Regiment (as 27798), he was transferred to the 13th Bn Royal Fusiliers immediately prior to being sent on active service. Edward was killed in action near Gavrelle during the Battle of Arras. He is buried in Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle.
24 April 1917
Research by David O'Mara