Garnet John Edwards

Memorial: Longwell Green, United Church

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 3469

Parents: John Charles and Caroline Edwards (nee Miller)

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Willsbridge, Bristol. Lived: Shellard Road, Willsbridge, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Coal Miner

Date of birth: 1883

Place of birth: Marshfield

Date of death: 19/03/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France (Ref. I. D. 102.)

Age: 33

Further information:

Garnet was born in Marshfield, the son of a Policeman and a middle child of ten children with four sisters and five brothers. In 1901 Garnet was working as a paper maker and in May 1907 he married Florence Mary Gully, a tailoress of 26 Wright Street, Bradley, Bilston, Staffs and subsequently changed his occupation to coal mining. There were no children.

Garnet joined the 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment in November 1914 and mobilised to France in March of 1915. On the day of his death he was accidentally killed after he had volunteered to go out to look for wounded comrades. The cemetery where he is buried was located 1.6Km from the front line.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Kingswood Heritage Museum