Edwards, Robert

Robert Edwards was born in Holywell, Flintshire during 1882.

The 1901 census states that the family lived at 6 Bagillt Street, Holywell, Flintshire.  The head of the family being Samuel Edwards a 40 year Lead Smelter.  His wife Sarah Ann aged 39 and their three children, Robert Edwards aged 19 who was employed as a Compositor at a local Printing Company.  Elizabeth Edwards aged 17 a Trainee School Teacher and Joseph Edwards aged 16 a Plasterer.

Robert married Mary Francis Edwards in 1907 at the English Presbyterian Chapel, Chester Road, Flint.   The 1911 Wales Census tells us that they now have a 12 month old son Joseph Harold Edwards.  Robert is still employed as a Compositor and the family live at 1 Garth y Foel, Holywell.   Prior to enlisting with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1915 the family had moved to Ty Coch, Pen-y-Ball, Holywell, Flintshire.

He is also remembered on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for Robert Edwards at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.

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