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John EDMONDSON

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Surname: EDMONDSON

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire

Service No: 9285

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 4th Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1914-11-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 4

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: KELBROOK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Edmundson was the son of John Charles and Sarah Ann Edmundson, née Harwood. John, senior, was born at Blackburn and Sarah at Yate and Pickup Bank, Lancashire.

1891 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 169, Whalley Range - John Edmundson, aged 7 years, born Blackburn. [John's widowed mother, Sarah Ann and her children were living with her parents, George and Mary Harwood.]

1901 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 4, Shakeshaft Street - John Edmundson, aged 17 years, born Blackburn, son of Sarah Ann Edmundson, widow.

John was married to Lucy Ann Greenwood in 1908.

1911 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 4, Commercial Street - John Edmundson, aged 27 years, born Blackburn, husband of Lucy Ann Edmundson.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Edmondson, 9285, Lancashire Fusiliers. Theatre of War first served in: ( - ) [France]. Date of entry therein: 22 August 1914.

John is possibly commemorated as J. Edmundson in the 'Blackburn Roll of Honour 1914-1918'.

See also:
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

EDMONDSON, [Kelbrook], 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action in France, Nov. 3, 1914.

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Private John EDMONDSON

Private John EDMONDSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: EDMUNDSON

Forename(s): John

Born: Blackburn, Lancs

Residence:

Enlisted: Blackburn

Number: 9285

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 03/11/14

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: EDMONDSON

Forename(s): John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 9285

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 03/11/1914

Additional Information:

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18 December 1914

EDMONDSON – November 23rd killed in action in France, Private John Edmondson of Kelbrook.

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11 October 1914

KELBROOK

TO JOIN THE ARMY – The following men here left St. Mary’s Parish, Kelbrook (Vicar, Rev. A. E. Chance), to join the Army or Navy:– Allan Atkinson, John Edmondson, Albert Adams, Geo. Frederick Baldwin, Albert Burbridge, Philip Hodgson, George Ion, Wm. James Little, Arthur Matthews, Dick Slater, James Wormwell, Herman Widdup, Wm. Williamson, Thomas Walsh and Alfred Pickles.

12 December 1914

KELBROOK SOLDIER’S DEATH

News has been received this week of the death ‘somewhere in France’ of Private John Edmondson, a resident in the village where he worked as a weaver. The intimation from the War Office confirms a notification previously forwarded by a comrade that Edmondson was killed in action on November 3rd. The deceased man, who was a Reservist in the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, leaves a widow and two children. His dependents have left the village, but previous to their departure were showered with tokens of sympathy and condolences, by whom they were greatly respected.

24 December 1915

CRAVEN’S ROLL OF HONOUR – KELBROOK

Pte. John Edmondson, 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action ‘somewhere in France’ on November 3rd 1914. Resided at Kelbrook prior to the war. He left a widow and two children.

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