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Name Eric Chilton Edwardes
Date/Place of Birth 14 Nov 1895 / 20 Boston St, Marylebone, London
Parents' Names Alfred Eward Edwardes; Annie Maria (nee Chilton)
Father's Occupation/Location Tailor's Warehouseman; Bethnal Green
Father's Death/Incapacity Heart Failure
Admitted to AO 20 Nov 1903 (Aged 8)
Admission No 5671
Left OWS&AO 21 Dec 1909 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence 21 Alfred Road, Harrow, Middx
Enlistment Location London
Service/Rank/Number Army; Rifleman; 3642
Battalion/Regiment 6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), Lnd Regt
Killed/Death 8 Nov 1915 (Aged 19)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry France; Loos Memorial
Memorial Reference Panel 130
Campaign Medals 1914/15 Star; Victory Medal; British War Medal
   
Eric Chilton Edwardes was born in London on 14 November 1895. His Father died in 1898. Eric was admitted to the Orphan Working School soon after his eighth birthday in November 1903 and remained until December 1909, just after his fourteenth birthday. Eric volunteered to join the Army and was enlisted into 6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment, based at Finsbury. Rifleman Edwardes was despatched to serve with the Regiment in France on 28 Oct 1915 and was killed in action eleven days later, on 8 November, just before his twentieth birthday. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, near the village of Loos-en-Gohille, in the Pas de Calais area of France. The Memorial contains the names of over 20,000 officers and men killed in the local area during and after the Battle of Loos, who have no known grave.
   
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