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


Born: 17th December 1891, 1, Sedgewick Villas, Homerton, London.

Baptised: 8th January 1892, at St. Barnabas Church, Homerton. Parents: Sophia & James William Sayer, a Railway Checker, of 1, Sedgwick Villas, Homerton.

Died: 25th November 1917; age 25; Drowned in the Auja River, Palestine.

Residence: Forest Gate, East London.

Enlistment Location: Hoxton, London.


Rank: Sergeant: Service Number: 46334.

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps – Infantry, 161st Corps.

Formerly 3766, Royal Fusiliers.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ramleh War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of May Margaret Sayer.




1901   4a, Hassett Road, Hackney, London.


Edward was 9 years old and living with his parents, siblings & maternal spinster aunt.

James William Sayer, 44, a Goods Foreman – Railway, born Carbrook, Norfolk.

Sophia Sayer (nee Caley), 42, a Dressmaker – own account – at home, born Bethnal Green, London.

Annie Sophia Sayer, 22, a Draper’s Assistant, born Bethnal Green.

Elizabeth Jane Sayer, 20, a Machinist – Clothing – Shirts, born Homerton.

Emily Matilda Sayer, 17, a Machinist – Clothing – Shirts, born Homerton.

James Thomas Sayer, 15, a China Warehouseman, born Homerton.

Jane Caley, 56, House Keeper – at home, born Bethnal Green.


1911   43, Sidney Road, Forest Gate, East London.


Edward was 20 years old, a Plumber’s Mate. He was living with his parents.

James, 54, a Railway Foreman.

Sophia, 52.


On the 15th June 1894, 4 year old Edward was registered by his father, James Sayer, of 1, Sedgwick Villas, to attended the Glyn Road Infants School, Hackney.


In 1915, Ipswich, Edward married May Margaret Wardley, born June 1893, Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

Edwin W. Sayer, born October 1916, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to May M. Sayer – widow, and child Edwin.

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