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 and Elisabeth Edwards who, at time of John jrs 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 29th 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
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