Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams
Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold
Name / Enw: Edwards Joseph Thomas
Regiment/Catrawd: 3rd Bn Machine Gun Corps (formerly Royal welsh Fusiliers)
Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Corporal 140245 (formerly 2321)
Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Arras Memorial
Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Bay 10
Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France
Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory and British War
Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:
Killed in action at Arras France 28th March 1918
UK Soldiers Who died in The Great war 1914 -19, accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk gives us all the regimental details that appear at the top of this page. It adds that he resided in Maes y Dre, Mold and that he enlisted in Flint.
He was a married man as we learn from The Register of Soldiers’ Effects, (also on ancestry) in which the army calculated what monies were owed to deceased soldiers.It includes an entry for Cpl Joseph Thomas Edwards. Regimental details are confirmed and it tells us that Joseph Thomas’s widow Jane E, received three separate payments totalling £28 ..11sh ..11d
He lived in ‘The Blue Bell’ Maes y Dre, Mold.