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Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire
Service No: 9285
Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 4th Division
Date of Death: 1914-11-03
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
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'.
‘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
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
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division
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