image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper

Born: 9th February 1895, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Died: 9th April 1917; age: 22; KiA.

Edward had been employed for three years by Mr. G. M. Smith, Hardware Stores, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, before leaving for Canada.

Enlistment Details: Location: Vancouver, British Columbia; Date: 31st August 1915; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: Methodist. Next of Kin: mother – Mrs. Augusta Payne, of 307, Rosehill Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 6ins, fair complexion, blue eyes & light brown hair.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 129180.

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, British Columbia Regiment, 72nd Seaforth Highlanders Battalion.


Memorial Reference:

Vimy Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edgerly & Augusta Payne, of 3177, 22nd Avenue East, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.




1901   Lancaster Cottage, Heathfield, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.


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

Edgerly Payne, 31, a Brick Maker, born Penhurst, East Sussex.

Augusta Payne (nee Morris), 30, born Ninfield, East Sussex.

Alfred Edgerly Payne, 4, born Bexhill-on-Sea.

Sarah Augusta Payne, 3, born Bexhill-on-Sea – died 1902, Ipswich.

Caroline Ann Payne, 2, born Bexhill-on-Sea.

Albert George Payne, 6 months, born Bexhill-on-Sea.


1911   307, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Edward was 16 years old, a Oilman’s Shop Assistant. He was living with his mother & siblings.

Augusta, 40.

Alfred, 14, a Greengrocer’s Errand Boy

Caroline, 12.

Albert, 10.

Rosamund Dorcas Payne, 7, born Heathfield, East Sussex.

Mary Elizabeth Payne, 6, born Ipswich.

Philip Payne, 4, born Ipswich.

David Payne, 3, born Ipswich.


Edward attended Nacton Road School, Ipswich.


Edward ‘s father, Edgerly, aged 39, arrived on the 15th May 1909, at Quebec, Canada. He had travelled 3rd Class on the ‘Empress of Britain’. Occupation a Builder. Religion – CofE.


On the 30th March 1912, 41 year old, Edgerly arrived at the Port of Liverpool. He had travelled 3rd Class, from St. John’s New Brunswick, on the ‘Empress of Ireland’ of the Canadian Pacific Line. He was a Stonemason.


Edward and his family immigrated to British Columbia in 1912.


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