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Private 24662 Joseph EDMUNDS of 9th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers, (Formerly 25325 Manchester Regiment)

Killed in Action Thursday 16th August 1917,France , age 25

Of:54 St. Oswald's Grove, Collyhurst, Manchester
Born:1892, Manchester, Lancashire
Parents:Mary Ann Edmunds and James Edmunds of 25 Churnett Street, Collyhurst, Manchester, Lancashire
Marital status:Married to May Edmunds (née Ridgway) of 54 St. Oswald's Grove, Collyhurst, Manchester, Lancashire
Occupation:Soap Works Labourer
He enlisted in:Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
Remembered on:Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,   Panel 54 to 60 and 163A
Link with Hyde:Not Known


He was struck by a rifle bullet, and died as they were carrying him down so peacefully that the bearers did not know he was dead until it was pointed out to them,

Hyde Reporter 8th September 1917, Page 3, Column 5.

Sadly missed by his wife and three little children.

Manchester Evening News, 13th September 1917, Page 4, Column 4.