Born: 1886, Earl Soham, Suffolk.

Died: 11th November 1916; age 29; KiA.

Residence: Barnsbury, London.

Occupation: Draper.

Enlistment Location: Holloway, London.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5231

Regiment: London Regiment, 19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras).


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

  1. O. 24.

Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm),

West Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified and Address: Eldest son of the late Edwin Nesling, of Earl Soham, and Mrs. Nesling, of 70, Christchurch Street, Ipswich.




1891   White House Farm, Earl Soham, Suffolk.


Edwin was 5 years old and living with his parents, siblings & father’s cousin.

Edwin Nesling, 31, Farmer; born Kirton, Suffolk.

Emma Ellen Nesling (nee Nesling), 28; born Framsden, Suffolk.

Bertha Ellen Nesling, 7, born Earl Soham.

Reginald Charles Nesling, 3, born Earl Soham.

Arthur Lincoln Nesling, 1, born Earl Soham.

Walter Horace Nesling, 3 months, born Earl Soham.

Anna Louise Nesling, 20, born Crettingham, Suffolk.

1 visitor

2 servants.


1901   35, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich.


Edwin was 15, a Draper’s assistant, and 1 of 15 members of staff for George Manders.


1911   27 – 30, Botolph Street, Colchester, Essex.


Edwin was 25 years old and a Draper’s Assistant, 1 of 12 drapers assistants for Arthur John Lucking.


Edwin’s father Edwin Nesling died in March 1889, at his residence White House Farm, Earl Soham, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emma Nesling – mother.


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


London Regiment, 19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras).

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