Edgar is remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthew’s Church war memorial.


Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 1918; age 30; of Pulmonary Tuberculosis at St. Martin’s Cottage, Tuddenham St. Martin, Suffolk. Served 290 days.

Residence: St. Martin’s Cottage, Tuddenham St. Martin.

Enlistment: Date: 9th December 1915; Age: 27 years; Occupation: Gardener. Height: 5ft 1 1/2ins, fair complexion, hazel eyes & fair hair. Next of Kin: Mrs. Edith Salter, of Wellington Road, Eye, Suffolk.


Illness originated July 1916, at Dovercourt, Essex – not the result of, but aggravated by ordinary military service – permanent – Haemorrhage of Lungs. Requires Sanatorium treatment. 29th July 1916 – Harwich Military Hospital recommended for discharge.


Discharged: 23rd September 1916, at Harwich, age 27 years & 10 months, Tuberculosis of the Lungs. Character – good.


Rank: Private; Service Number: JR/9/4878.

Regiment: Training Reserve 26th Battalion.

Formerly Private, 30766, 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.




1891   57, Church Lane, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Edgar was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward Salter, 42, a Bricklayer, born Eye, Suffolk.

Eliza Salter (nee Stevenson), 30, born Offton, Suffolk.

Edward Ernest Salter, 13, born Ipswich.

Frederick George Salter, 8, born Ipswich.

Jessie Florence Salter, 8, born Ipswich.

Charles James Salter, 4, born Ipswich.

Grace Mabel Salter, 2 months, born Ipswich.


1901   57, Church Lane, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Edgar was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 52, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Eliza, 40.

Frederick, 18, a Packer – Shoe Maker’s factory.

Charles, 14.

Grace, 10.

Elizabeth Salter, 6, born Ipswich.

Ethel Salter, 4, born Ipswich.

Percy Edward Salter, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   57, Church Lane, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


Edgar was 22 years old, a Gardener – Domestic. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 62, a Bricklayer.

Eliza, 50.

Charles, 24, a Warehouseman – Grocer’s.

Grace, 20, a Domestic Servant.

Elizabeth, 16, a Domestic Servant.

Ethel, 14, a Mother’s Help.

Percy, 13.

Bertie Salter, 7, born Ipswich.


On the 12th May 1913, at Eye, Suffolk, Edgar married Edith Mary Jeffries, born 1888, Eye, Suffolk. They had 1 son:

Edward Robert David Salter, born Valentine’s Day, 1914 – died 11th June 1917.

Edgar’s nephew, Eric Roy Salter died 27th February 1945, during the Second World War, aged 21. He was ranked a Private, service number 5837413, of the Royal Berkshire Regiment. Eric was laid to rest at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

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