Arthur Ewards

Bombardier Arthur Edwards born in Woolton and on 1911 census aged 16 Arthur is an painter with father John and mother Mary Emma with brothers John age 9 and Alexander aged 5 and sisters Letitia aged 12 and Nora age 1.

From the Local newspaper Arthur was educated at St Peters School Woolton He took an active part with youth of St Peter’s. Arthur was a member of Mr Walgrave’s Bible class at St Peters Church and associated with Boys Brigade, St Peters Football club and the Bible Class orchestra. He also won a scholarship from the Woolton School to Liverpool Institute. He also attended evening classes at Gateacre. As a Territorial in the West Lancashire Field Artillery At outbreak of the war he was mobilized and its thought he was one of the 1st Wooltonian to leave the village if not the first

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 serial number 677030 and served in “B” Bty. 275th Bde., Royal Field Artillery who died on the 2nd May 1918 age 25.

Arthur is Remembered with Honour , Pernes British Cemetery.

Arthur Edwards