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Gilbert Edwards

In memory of:

Lieutenant Gilbert Edwards

September 11, 1917


Lens, France

Military Service


Age:

36

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

2nd Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

August 29, 1881
Zion, Hope Township, Ontario

Enlistment:

December 26, 1914
Port Hope, Ontario

Son of William and Agnes Edwards, of Port Hope, Ontario. Lieutenant Edwards enlisted early in the war as a Lieutenant. As he was not qualified, he attended Military School in Peterborough where he won the rank of Captain. He enlisted with the 39th Battalion on 26 December 1914.

Commemorated on Page 233 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. B. 12.

Location:

Noeux-les-Mines is a town 6 kilometres south of Bethune on the main road to Arras. The Communal Cemetery is on the northern side of the town on the south-east of the road to Labourse. The NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION is on the west side of the Communal Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Gilbert Edwards– Book of Remembrance (A record of the men of Port Hope who participated in the Great War of 1914-1918)" by James A. Elliott, Chairman of Committee, Port Hope, Jan 1, 1919 (Transcribed by Peter Bolton 2001)
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– In honoured memory.

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