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Joseph Plimsoll Edwards

In memory of:

Lieutenant Joseph Plimsoll Edwards

April 28, 1917

Military Service


Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

1st Field Coy.

Additional Information


Son of Joseph Plimsoll Edwards and Emily Susan Edwards, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. G. 28.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JOSEPH PLIMSOLL EDWARDS– This is a photo taken of Joseph Plimsoll Edwards when he was an RMC cadet.
  • Photo of JOSEPH PLIMSOLL EDWARDS– This photo shows Joseph Plimsoll Edwards, seated, in his uniform. His younger brother, John Crispo Inglis Edwards, a naval cadet in the second class of the Royal Naval College of Canada is standing. John survived the war and served his country for 39 years with distinction.
  • Photo of JOSEPH PLIMSOLL EDWARDS– Joseph Plimsoll Edwards in a formal portrait taken before he went overseas.
  • Photo of JOSEPH PLIMSOLL EDWARDS– Joseph Plimsoll Edwards in uniform before being sent overseas.
  • Memorial Arch– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial Doll– Memorial doll, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial Stair– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial Stained Glass– On their 50th anniversary the class of August 1915 at the Royal Military College of Canada have placed this memorial stained glass window to honour their fallen classmates.

829 Lieut Joseph Plimsoll Edwards (RMC 1912) was the son of Joseph Plimsoll Edwards and Emily Susan Edwards, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He served with the Canadian Engineers 1st Field Coy. He was killed in action on April 28, 1917. He was buried in the Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Photograph and details by volunteer/s: Jim Pedersen / Steve Rogers
  • War Memorial– Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada. 

829 Lieut Joseph Plimsoll Edwards (RMC 1912) was the son of Joseph Plimsoll Edwards and Emily Susan Edwards, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He served with the Canadian Engineers 1st Field Coy. He died on April 28, 1917. He was buried in the Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

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