Morris, Edmund Pulford

Edmund Pulford Morris was born in the Hawarden Registration District in 1896 (HAW/42/27)

The 1901 census records the Morris family at 55 Ewart Street, Mold. (This is actually Mold Junction in Saltney).  The family consisted of Robert Morris, 43, head of the household and a Railway Guard and local Preacher who had been born in Montgomeryshire.  He was bilingual the only person in the house who was.  His wife Elizabeth, 49 was born Ffrwd, Flintshire. Their listed children were  Evan 17  an Engine Cleaner,  David P. Morris 15,  Hannah E. Morris 14 a Dressmaker, Benjamin Morris 12,  Elizabeth A. Morris 10, Edward Telford  5. (Presumably this was Edmund Pulford Morris and the enumerator had made an error with his name)

The 1911 census sees the family living at 55, Mold Junction, Saltney ( I believe this to be 55, Ewart Street, Mold Junction, Saltney, the same address as before.)   Head of the household was Robert Morris, 53. His Wife of 30 years,  Elizabeth was 59. Seven children had been born to them, but 1 child had died. Those listed on the census were  Benjamin, 21 a Railway Clerk,  Elizabeth, 20  a Dressmaker at Denson’s Drapers.  Edmund R ( or P?) Morris 15 was at school. (He attended Hawarden County School as he is remembered on the School Roll of Honour).

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 accessible on  confirms Edgar’sregimental details  as above and also tells us that he was born in Hawarden and enlisted at Bangor, Caernarvonshire.His medal card also on ‘Ancestry’  tells us he was awarded the Victory & British Medals.

The memorials, formerly sited in St. Mathew’s Church in Saltney Ferry (which was was destroyed by fire in 2008), are now in St Mark’s Church in High Street, Saltney.

Edmund is buried in the plot VI at Ecoivres Military Cemetery so probably died in the capture of Vimy Ridge in April 1917. Please read the CWGC  historical notes about the cemetery when you follow the link below.






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