Private Edwin Henry Billingham

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

30 May 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

39 Westbourne Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 22nd June 1918
Luton War Memorial

te Edwin Henry Billingham, 44636, 8th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, was killed in action in France on May 30th, 1918, just days before his 19th birthday and only weeks after being sent to France.

The son of William and Ellen Billingham, of 39 Westbourne Road, Luton, he had joined the London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles) in May 1917 and, after training at Winchester and Hounslow, was drafted overseas in April 1918 with the Gloucesters.

His father was a senior clerk with the Luton Gas Company. Edwin had an older brother, William Frederick, and younger sister, Doris Eileen.

Edwin is commemorated on the Luton War Memorial/Luton Roll of Honour and in the Luton Book of Life created at St Mary's Church.

Individual Location

Luton War Memorial

Author: Deejaya

Related items

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments