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L/Cpl. Edward Alfred Williamson

British Army Northumberland Fusiliers 8th Btn.

from:Horbury, Nr. Wakefield

(d.17th Sep 1917)

The above was my great uncle, older brother of my maternal grandmother. He along with his older brother both enlisted as part of Kitcheners army of 1914, His older brother John also died as a result of wounds during the Somme battle of 1916. He was in the 11th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers. They were both coal miners around the Wakefield coal fields, both married, but never to return home. John left a wife and four children, Teddy as he was known by his family had one child. All I know about Teddy is that he voluntered and was killed in action just pror to the battle of the Menin Rd,20th September 1917. His body was never found and he is commemerated at the Tyne Cot cemetery.

Brian K. Holford

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