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EDWARDS, Lawrence
  Lieutenant (Northumberland Fusiliers)
  Survived the war
  Awards: Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1914-15 Star

03-Jun-1904 (SSHS)


Lawrence Edwards was the son of James Harry and Mary Annie Edwards, and the younger brother of James Harry Edwards who also attended the High School, and who was killed in the war.

His father was Managing Director of Middle Dock, in South Shields.

Lawrence was initially educated at home, and then joined the High School in 1904, at the age of 7. Then, In March 1910, like his brother, James, he went to Uppingham School.

After only a few months at Uppingham, Lawrence was "invalided home" and rejoined the High School on 4-Sep-1911. But he left again in that December, and is believed to have returned to Uppingham School.

Lawrence joined the Northumberland Fusiliers, and served in Palestine in 1917.

He gained his commission as 2nd Lieutenant in February, 1915, and was raised to Temporary Lieutenant in June. In August, 1916, he became Temporary Captain, which was later made substantive.

Lawrence is believed to have survived the war, and to have died in Newcastle in 1968.

Known Addresses
1901: 5 Linden Gardens
1904: Linden Gardens, Harton
1904: "Belmont", Westoe
1910: Uppingham School, Rutland
1911: Tynedale View, Hexham
1912: Uppingham School, Rutland
Last updated: 06-Aug-2015 13:22

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