Peter Thomas was born on the 5th December 1897, the son of Thomas Owen Edwards and Maria (nee Thomas) The 1901 Census shows Peter aged 3 living with his father, a mason’s labourer; his mother; two older siblings, Robert and Annie and a younger brother, John. They were living at No. 2 Rose Cottages, Tremerchion.
At the 1911 Census Only Robert was shown still at Rose Cottage with his parents, and two new additions – LLewelyn (Aged 9) and Barbara (1). The census, however records a 13 year old Peter Thomas Edwards who had been born in Tremeirchion, living at The Post Office, Gronant with his Aunt Annie Hughes 48.
UK Soldiers who Died in the Great war 1914 -19 – accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk confirms the regimental details at the top of this page and adds that he enlisted in Flint. This source tells us he was killed in action. His medal index card, also on ‘Ancestry’ lists his medals and adds that his original regimental number was 2792
The 1st Battalion RWF were attached to the 22nd Brigade in the 7th Division and went to the area of the Somme at the beginning of February 1917. Peter was killed in action on the 21st July 1917 at Mory.
There is an index card for him in the Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County Record Office in Hawarden. The card is filed with the Gronant cards. It gives the address Post Office, Gronant. It confirms his regimental details as above and says that he served for 17 months and that he was killed in action at Moray France on 21st July 1917. The card was signed on 18th September 1919 by K Roberts who signed all the Gronant cards.
David Littler Jones, in his book tells us that Peter Edwards was the nephew of Edwin Edwards who is also named on the memorial. Peter’s father and Edwin were brothers