H. W. Edney
Service no. 315081
Lance Corporal, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), 5th Battalion
Died age 21 on 17 October 1917
Son of Elizabeth M. A. Edney, of “The Moorings,” 30 Clitheroe Road, Clapham, London
Remembered at Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 the Edney family lived in 7 rooms at 50 Stockwell Green. Elizabeth Edney, 47 and born in Marylebone, London, was a widow. She had 6 children (one had died) in 1911:
Phillip Stanley Edney, 22, a stationer’s assistant, born in Brixton
Leslie George Edney, 20, an insurance clerk, born in Brixton
Walter Ernest Edney, 18, a restaurant clerk, born in Camberwell
Harry (or Henry) Wilfred Edney, 15, a messenger, born in Camberwell
Elsie Mercy Edney, 13, born in Camberwell
Ethel Hopkins, a single 21-year-old hairdresser from Bristol, boarded with the family.
Grace Elizabeth Edney, 21, was working as a servant to Mary Ann Larkin, a 65-year-old house agent, a few doors down the street at 17 Stockwell Green.