Edwards Albert Edward

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Edwards Albert Edward

Regiment/Catrawd: 9th Bn The Loyal North Lancs Reg

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 41320 (Training btn 3902)

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: 5.E.8

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died as a prisoner of war 2nd September 1918

The 1911 census puts the family in 83 High St Mold. Albert Edward was an 11 year old schoolboy. The father, John Thomas was a 40 yr old widower and he was a carter as was his eldest son George Noel. There was a three year old daughter Winifred and a servant with the wonderful name of Kitty Twigg.
Albert’s war records survive,(accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk) and show that on the 21st December 1918 his father received a letter from Pte John Gardiner from Newcastle upon Tyne telling him that his son had died of general weakness on the 2nd September 1918. He was a prisoner of war in a camp at Crecy were he was buried in the cemetery. His body was later moved to the communal cemetery at Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension.

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Albert Edward Edward’s grave at Chauny Communal Cemetery, British Extension 41320 Private A.E. Edwards Royal North Lancs Regt 2nd September 1918.

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Chauny Communal Cemetery, British Extension visited by E & V Williams on 14th April 2014. This large civilian cemetery has separate sections for French graves, German graves as well as the large British section. It is beautifully kept and peaceful. We wrote in the CWGC book ‘In memory of Albert Edward Edwards of Mold. Hedd Perfaith hedd.’