|Date of birth:||1897|
|Place of birth:||Southampton|
|Regiment / Division:||Lancashire Fusiliers|
|Died:||26 September 1916 aged 18 / 19 years|
Life before the War
John Simon Edmunds was born in Southampton in 1897.
The 1901 census lists his family living at 10 Lime Square, Southampton. He was one of 5 children:
Emily (the eldest at 13)
William aged 9
Harry aged 7
John aged 4
Alice aged 1
John was a Private in the 9th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers having previously served in the Dragoon Guards (service number 3328).
He was killed in action on 26th September 1916.
Johns’ sacrifice is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier & Face 3C & 3D).
He was awarded the Victory, British and 15 Star medals and is also remembered on the 1920 Roll of Honour.
The 9th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers was formed in August 1914 and placed under the orders of the 34th Brigade (11th Northern Division). The battalion served in Suvla Bay and Egypt before being moved to France in 1916. The battalion was disbanded in France on 12th February 1918.
|Published.:||17th March 2014|
|Updated:||Insert dates here|
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