Driver William Edwards

ALIAS

Died: Friday 30 November 1917 (aged 26)

Connected records

Record:
EDWARDS, WILLIAM
Additional information:
See "OLLERHEAD" the true family name.
Cemetery:
ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT
Cemetery/memorial reference:
Country:
France

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Identity Discs: British (Edwards.W)

Identity discs and cord: pair of identification discs, one of red fibre, the other of hexagonal shape and of green fibre, tied with a short length cord.
These identity discs were worn during the First World War by Private William Edwards (4 January 1897 - 12 May 1978) while serving in the King's (Liverpool Regiment). Private William Edwards was the brother of Private Josiah Edwards (see EQU 4416). …

Oral history

British private served with Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt (Sherwood Foresters) Depot in GB, 1940; private and NCO with 2/5th Bn Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt (Sherwood Foresters) in GB, North Africa and Italy, 1940-1943; POW in Germany, 1943-1945
REEL 1 Background in Long Eaton, GB, 1912-1940: family; memories of childhood; education; interest in singing; sports; civilian work; knowledge of events in Europe; reason for not wanting to join army; outbreak of war; reaction to start of war; arrival of call-up papers; reaction of wife; posting to …

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Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St James Church - Roll Of Honour (lost) (WMR 18095)
Location:
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Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
English Methodist Church (WMR 13501)
Location:
Rhyl, Clwyd
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Pendeen - WW1 Roll Of Honour (WMR 33598)
Location:
Pendeen, Cornwall
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Hollymoor Hospital WW1 And WW2 Plaque (WMR 17326)
Location:
Northfield, West Midlands
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Bitterley (WMR 13774)
Location:
Bitterley, Shropshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Croome Dabitot Parish WW1 Memorial Tablet (WMR 32790)
Location:
Croome Dabitot, Hereford And Worcester
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Broad Town - WW1 and WW2 (WMR 43495)
Location:
Broad Town, Wiltshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Co-operative Wholesale Society Soap Works - WW1 Roll Of Honour (lost) (WMR 45481)
Location:
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Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Pauls Church WW1 (WMR 43374)
Location:
Blackheath, West Midlands
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Duncansburgh Church WW1 Plaque (WMR 44531)
Location:
Fort William, Highland
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Toys Hill Panelling - WW1 and WW2 (WMR 67686)
Location:
Toys Hill, Kent
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Merthyr Vale And Aberfan (WMR 6733)
Location:
Aberfan, Mid Glamorgan
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Wigtown Cenotaph (WMR 13440)
Location:
Wigtown, Dumfries And Galloway
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Peters Church Roll Of Honour (WMR 16887)
Location:
West Blatchington, East Sussex
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Marys - WW1 (WMR 7981)
Location:
Chilton, Buckinghamshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
William Edwards (WMR 73699)
Location:
Brasted, Kent
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Keverne Parishioners - WW1 (WMR 9231)
Location:
St Keverne, Cornwall
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Rhydycroesau (WMR 7141)
Location:
Rhydycroesau, Clwyd
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Pauls Church Parishioners (WMR 4109)
Location:
Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Therfield Tablet WW1 (WMR 22620)
Location:
Therfield, Hertfordshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
WW1 Board (WMR 37375)
Location:
Hockerill, Hertfordshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Davenham (WMR 1998)
Location:
Davenham, Cheshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Ashton Under Lyne Civic Memorial (WMR 1810)
Location:
Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Nicholas Rolls Of Honour (WMR 32461)
Location:
Kemerton, Hereford And Worcester
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Hyde Union Street Congregational Church & Sunday School WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 74790)
Location:
Hyde, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Andrews Church Tryptych (WMR 24660)
Location:
Old Cleeve, Somerset
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Llanyblodwel - WW1 (WMR 14105)
Location:
Llanyblodwel, Shropshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Aspenden (WMR 31013)
Location:
Aspenden, Hertfordshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Ffynnongroew and Penyfford (WMR 7163)
Location:
Ffynnongroyw, Clwyd
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Peter & St Paul Church - WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 85549)
Location:
Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Four Elms (WMR 48646)
Location:
Four Elms, Edenbridge, Kent
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Chad's Church (WMR 38382)
Location:
Pattingham, Staffordshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St George Church - Cross (WMR 16908)
Location:
Chichester, West Sussex
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Rhosybol - WW1 (WMR 24469)
Location:
Rhosybol, Gwynedd
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Leonard's Parish (WMR 38057)
Location:
Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Lydney Memorial Cross (WMR 32220)
Location:
Lydney, Gloucestershire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Llanasa and Picton (WMR 7125)
Location:
Picton, Clwyd
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment -First World War Book Of Remembrance (WMR 40979)
Location:
Canterbury, Kent
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Holywell (WMR 31091)
Location:
Holywell, Clwyd
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Lunan Parish Church WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 85797)
Location:
Inverkeilor, Tayside
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Tannadice WW1 Roll of Honour (WMR 85811)
Location:
Tannadice, Tayside
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Catherines Church WW1 And WW2 (WMR 43785)
Location:
Horwich, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St Denys School (WMR 47824)
Location:
York, North Yorkshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Morfa Tinplate Works WW1 Roll Of Honour (LOST) (WMR 50318)
Location:
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Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Llanafan (WMR 36664)
Location:
Llanafan, Dyfed
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
St James Church WW1 Plaque (WMR 82432)
Location:
Edlaston, Derbyshire
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Messrs Courage And Co (lost) (WMR 47480)
Location:
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Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
James and John M Worrall Ltd Dye Works WW1 Roll of Honour (LOST) (WMR 75794)
Location:
Salford, Greater Manchester
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Thorpe Morieux Residents (WMR 76416)
Location:
Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk
Name recorded:
Edwards, William
Memorial:
Wrexham And East Denbighshire Book Of Remembrance (WMR 17903)
Location:
Wrexham, Clwyd

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Name:
Major Edwards
Context:
combat
Date:
30 Nov 1917
Diary:
2 DIVISION: 13 Battalion Essex Regiment (page 329)
Name:
Captain Edwards
Context:
other
Date:
30 Nov 1917
Diary:
1 DIVISION: Divisional Troops: 23 Field Company Royal Engineers. (page 292)
Name:
Captain Edwards
Context:
other
Date:
2 Dec 1917
Diary:
1 DIVISION: Divisional Troops: 23 Field Company Royal Engineers. (page 295)
Name:
Major Edwards
Context:
other
Date:
3 Dec 1917
Diary:
2 DIVISION: 17 Battalion Middlesex Regiment (page 197)
Name:
Sergeant Edwards
Context:
Wounded
Date:
4 Dec 1917
Diary:
1 CAVALRY DIVISION: 2 Cavalry Brigade: 4 Dragoon Guards. (page 664)
Name:
Lieutenant T Edwards
Context:
other
Date:
25 Nov 1917
Diary:
1 CAVALRY DIVISION: 5 Dragoon Guards (page 241)
Name:
Private J Edwards
Context:
joined
Date:
26 Nov 1917
Diary:
4 DIVISION: 11 Field Ambulance (page 306)
Name:
Sergeant B P Edwards
Context:
Died
Date:
29 Nov 1917
Diary:
2 CAVALRY DIVISION: 12 (Prince of Wales) Lancers (page 211)
Name:
Corporal E Edwards
Context:
returned_training
Date:
30 Nov 1917
Diary:
7 DIVISION: 2 Battalion Honourable Artillery Company (page 386)
Name:
Corporal E Edwards
Context:
returned_training
Date:
30 Nov 1917
Diary:
7 DIVISION: 2 Battalion Honourable Artillery Company (page 386)