Private Philip Augustus Edmonds

Service Army Service No. GS/68538
Rank Private
Regiment:Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, 13th Battalion
Date of Birth: 1893
Born Dawlish
Date of Death: 09/01/1921
Memorial: Dawlish Memorial Inscription EDMONDS P.A. PTE. ROYAL FUSILIERS

Service History

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Cards give an outline of the service career of Edmonds. P.A.

He ‘entered the theatre of war on 29 April 1915 with the Army Service Corps as a Private, No S4/086647. On 3 October 1917 he was transferred to the Northern Regiment for 3 days before joining the 17th Royal Fusiliers on 7 October with service number GS/68538. On 20 March 1918 he was transferred again to the 13th Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) with which he served until 13 October 1918. He is shown to have been wounded on 9 October 1918.(see 'Documents for fuller description)

He died at the Ministry of Pensions Hospital, Ruskin Park, Brixton, London, of Pyonephrosis ( an infection of the kidneys of which he had suffered for 5 months and which can lead to kidney failure).

Association with Dawlish

Philip Augustus Edmonds was born in the second quarter of 1893 to Frederick and Mary Ann Edmonds.

Frederick Edmonds had been born in 1854 in Dawlish to John and Mary Ann Edmonds.

John Edmonds (1811- ) was a shoemaker, born in Dawlish and his wife Mary Ann (1812- ) was born in Kennford, and in 1861 they were living in Brook Street, Dawlish.

By 1871 John had become a Fly Proprietor, and Frederick was a Cab Driver.

In 1881 Frederick had also become a Cab Proprietor at the age of 27.

Frederick Edmonds married in 1884 Mary Ann Creeper in St Simon Zelotes, Chelsea.

Frederick and Mary Ann Edmonds lived in the Exeter Inn, Beach Street in 1891 with their children:

John F Edmonds, son, (1886- ) born in London,  Ellen Elfrida Adelaide dau (1886-1984) London

Edmund Dudley son, (1892-1968) Dawlish, and Philip Augustus son (1893-1921) Dawlish

John became a baker and so, in time, did Augustus. Frederick Edmonds died in 1909 and his widow lived at 1 Albert Cottages with Augustus in 1911.

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Additional Information Commonwealth War Graves Site

Next of Kin: Lilian H Edmonds (nee Jolley), widow
Last Known Address: 1 Albert Cottages, Chapel Street, Dawlish (1911) & 21 Luton Road, Plaistow (1921)

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