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Robert Edwards

Rank: Private / [Gunner]
Street: 32 Hughes Avenue
Town/Village: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Longford, County Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911: 1911 Census of Canada
Regiment/Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery, 220th Overseas Battalion (York Rangers), York & Simcoe Foresters Construction Draft, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Regiment Number: 285214
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
Information: One Robert Edwards born in Longford on the 7th July 1880*. Robert's father, also called Robert was from Norwich, his mother was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. Robert and his older siblings were born in different places, (Colchester, Leeds, Cork and Dublin), so it is possible that his father was a military man prior to settling back in Norfolk and working as a foreman in a brewery. Robert was married to Lydia May Edwards, a Newfoundland native, who he met and married in England; they had four daughters together. The family emigrated to Canada in 1910, where Robert worked as a coalminer in a copper mine near Sherbrook, Quebec. In addition, Edwards was a member of the 12th York Rangers militia, prior to enlisting in the Expeditionary Force in 1917. Edwards had previously served twelve years as a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and then one year in the 220th Battalion before being drafted into the York & Simcoe Foresters.
Parents Names: Son of Robert Edwards and Mary Brand.
Notes: *Alternative applications suggest a birth year of 1882.

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