Albert is remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Born: 1880, Ipswich.

Died: 28th September 1918; age: 38; Died of Wounds.

Residence: 325, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Tramway Motor Man – Municipal Borough Council.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 38578.

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Originally laid to rest at 8.D.7., Barastre Communal Cemetery – Extension with a standard cross on the grave. Means of identification – Service dress, Numerals, Boots and Cross.


Grave Reference:
H.A.C. Cemetery,
Ecoust-St. Mein,


Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mrs. E.H. Edwards, of 325, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.




1881   Bond Street, Ipswich.

Albert was 8 months old and living with his parents, siblings and twin brother.
George Edwards, 37, a Bricklayer, born Wetherdon, Suffolk.
Sarah Ann Edwards (nee Stannard), 43, born Ipswich.
George Edwards, 14, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.
Kate Edwards, 12, born Ipswich.
Sarah Edwards, 11, born Ipswich.
Charles Edwards, 10, born Ipswich.
Helena Harriet Edwards, 7, born Ipswich.
Alice Edwards, 4, born Ipswich.
Walter Edwards, 8 months, born Ipswich – died 1881, Ipswich.


1891   21, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.

Albert was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
George, 46, a Bricklayer.
Sarah, 52.
Charles, 20, a Draper’s Porter.
Sarah, 21, a Box Maker.
Helena, 17, a Wholesale Clothes Assistant.
Alice, 14.


1901  Temperance Hotel, Princess Street, Ipswich.

Albert was 20 years old, a Boot servant. He was 1 of 7 domestic servants for 69 year old William Nichols Green, of the Temperance Hotel – own account – at home.


1911   325, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich.

Albert was a Tramway Motor Man – Municipal Borough Council. He was married and Head of the Household.
Ellen, 25.


In 1908, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Albert married Ellen Harriet Button, born February 1886, Woodbridge, Suffolk – daughter of Louis Button, a railway platelayer and Ellen Button (nee Catchpole), of Ipswich Road, Woodbridge.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen H. Edwards – widow.


Albert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.

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