Lance Corporal John Sydney Edwards

Thank you to Bernice Forsyth and Mary Day from Capel Local History Group for allowing Dorking Museum to publish their research.

John was born in 1892 in Edenbridge, Kent. Son of John Henry Elisabeth Edwards who, at time of John juniors death, were living at The Cottage, Bury’s Court, near Reigate.

John enlisted in the 9th Lancers in Canterbury. He was killed in action on the 29th of September 1914 aged 22 years and buried in the Longueval Communal Cemetery, France.

The entry for John in the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission shows him living at Holmwood.

Born                            Edenbridge, Kent
Lived                           Holmwood, Dorking

Son of                          John Henry and Elizabeth Edwards

Enlisted                        Canterbury
Regiment                      9th Lancers, Queen’s Royal Household Cavalry, Cavalry of the Line
Number                        4053

Date of Death              29th September 1914
Place of Death             France
Cause of Death            Killed in Action

Age                              22

Cemetery                    Longueval Communal Cemetery, France