Born: 1874, Ipswich.

Died: 18th March 1915. Died of Wounds – St Omer Hospital, France.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 7th March 1915 – France.


Rank: Regimental Sergeant Major; Service Number: 94935:

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 11th Siege Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

  1. A. 65.

Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,





1881   1, Coringa Villa, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Edward was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John William Jolly, 47, a Fisherman and Manager of Ipswich Oyster Fishery; born Brightlingsea, Essex.

Amelia Rose Jolly (nee Ling), 38; born North Cove, Suffolk.

Harry John Jolly, 16, a Clerk at a Shoe Factory, born Brightlingsea.

Edith May Jolly, 15, born Brightlingsea.

Arthur Edwin Jolly, 13, born Brightlingsea.

Robert William Jolly, 11, born Brightlingsea.

Charles Burrows Jolly, 4, born Ipswich.

Alice May Jolly, 1, born Ipswich.

1 servant.


1891   4, Soane Street, Ipswich.


Edward was 16 years old, a Stationery Apprentice. He was living with his parents & siblings.

John, 57, an Oyster Merchant.

Amelia, 49.

Arthur, 23, a Sailor.

Charles, 14.

Alice, 11.

James Ling Jolly, 9, born Ipswich.

1 servant + 1 boarder.


Edward’s mother, Amelia died in 1909; his father, John, died in 1913.


Edward is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


Royal Garrison Artillery, 11th Siege Battery:


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