Bombardier Arthur Edwards born Woolton and in 1911 aged 16 employed as an apprentice painter. Living with Father John a house painter. Mother Mary Emma (John and Mary Emma have been married for 21 years) Arthur also living with brothers John Henry aged 9, Alexander aged 5 and sisters Letilia ? aged 12, Nora aged 1. and Father in Law Henry Jones. family Living at 47 Woolton St Woolton.
From the local newspaper. News has been received from the 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station that Bombardier Arthur Edwards has died as a result of a serious sickness on the 2nd May (1918).
Bombardier Arthur Edwards was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs J Edwards. He was 24 years of age and educated at St Peters’s Church School Woolton. And took an active part in the organisations for youth at the Parish Church (St Peter’s ) Arthur was a member of Mr Waldegraves Bible class.
Arthur was associated with the Boys Brigade and the Football Club and the Bible orchestra. In his scholastic career he achieved distinction winning a scholarship from Woolton School to the Liverpool Institute
As a Territorial in the West Lancashire Field Artillery. Arthur was mobilized on the outbreak of war . He was one of the first or the first Wooltonian to leave the village to take part in the struggle.
Bombardier Arthur Edwards serial number 677030 and serving in “B” Bty 275 Bde Royal Field Artillery. Died on 2nd May 1918
Bombardier Arthur Edwards is Remembered with Honour Pernes British Cemetery France.