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Date of Birth
Date of Death
15 Aug 1915
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Edward Anderson, 4386, A Company, 1/5th Beds Regiment, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 15th, 1915. He was aged 30. First reports had said he had been very badly wounded, both his legs having been smashed.
A married man with five children living at 27 Brache Street, Luton, was was employed by hat manufacturers Kershaw's in George Street, Luton, before enlisting.
Born in Round Green in 1885 to Edward and Eliza Anderson, he married Rose Maud Barton, known as Maud, early in 1905. His mother-in-law lived at 18 Brache Street in 1915.
At the time of the 1911 Census the couple had four children - Dolly, Grace, Edward and Florrie - and were living at 33 Kings Road, Luton.
In 1901 Edward, his parents and six brothers and sisters were living in Ashton Street, the family having moved from 62 Burr Street, where they were living in 1891.