Herbert Hamilton Edwards


Jan 31, 1882

Born at Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset England


Dec, 1915

Officer’s Declaration signed at Brockville Ontario into the 156th Battalion 

Ø      Rank of Captain

Ø      Next of kin given as Walter Hamilton Edwards (father) of Brockville Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Printer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 15 years with the 41st Regiment, Brockville Rifles

Ø      Religion given as Anglican 

Placed in Command of “A” Company and was soon promoted to rank of Major


Oct 18, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland at Halifax Nova Scotia



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Mar 28, 1918

Reverted to rank of Captain in order to proceed to France


Apr 2, 1918

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion as a Captain 

Reported to Battalion HQ and assigned to “D” Company. 

The Battalion was in the Support Trench north-west of Neuville Vitasse


May 5, 1918

Admitted to CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with Appendicitis, and transferred to No 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


May 11, 1918         Died at No 3 CCS of Acute Appendicitis

Bagneux Military Cemetery
Gezaincourt France


Below is from the 21st Battalion War Diary, May 1918



Below are his medals, courtesy of the PWOR Museum in Kingston Ontario

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