Edge, William Henry (Harry) –

Son of Clara Townson (formerly Edge), of Holywood, Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire, and the late Joseph Edge; nephew of Knowles Edge, Mayor of Bolton 1916-1918. An old boy of Bolton Grammar School (1907-08). Reported missing since 20/07/1916 and subsequently presumed killed.

Personal details

  • Surname: Edge
  • Forename: William Henry (Harry)
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Smithills, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 18
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: July 20th, 1916
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 20th (3rd Public Schools) (Service) Battalion.
  • Service number: PS/6821
  • Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Epsom, Surrey
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 01/04/1915 01/12/1916 28/09/1917
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 5f 6d 6d/e
  • Bolton Chronicle: 27/03/1915 01/12/1916

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