1914-15 Star; B.W.M. & V.M. Mint condition. William Morris Edwards died of wounds on 25/3/18 and is buried in the Bac-Du-Sud Cemetery at Bailleulval. He was 29 years old and was serving with the 7th Bn. Shropshire L.I. He was the son of William and Mary Edwards of 54 Berwyn Street, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales. With M.I.C. confirming the Trio - to France on 24/7/15 with the 6th Bn. Shropshire L.I. - and copies of the medal rolls showing service with the 1st, 6th and 7th Bns. With details from War Graves regarding his grave and the inscription on the headstone and details of his effects and their distribution to his mother, brother and sister. He appears to have died at the 43rd Casualty Clearing Station. The 7th Shropshire L.I. was at Heninel at this time and on 24/3/18 the unit was bombarded and then attacked by large parties of the enemy. These attacks were driven off but two officers and a number of men were wounded. The Census of 1911 showed him as 21 years old and a chauffeur living at Ty Melyn, Berwyn, Denbighshire. The "Liverpool Daily Post" of 18/8/16 reported that Pte. William Morris Edwards, Shropshire L.I., son of Mr. William Edwards of Duke Terrace, Berwyn, had been seriously wounded.
- Additional Information
Condition EF Item Code 1963