Images and information courtesy of Alan Hewer 

Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 24th March 1918; age: 28; KiA.

Occupation: Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein – 24th August 1915 – Balkans.


Commission – North Staffordshire Regiment – 24th April 1917.


Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: North Staffordshire ‘Prince of Wales’ Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 2151 Acting Sergeant, Royal Army Medical Corps.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference;

Panel 67 & 68.

Pozieres Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mrs. E. J. Baldry, of 497, Ferndale Road, Swindon.




1891   84, Norwich Road, Ipswich.


Edwin was 4 months old and living with his parents & sister.

James William Baldry, 26, a Tobacconist & Assurance Agent, born St. Pancras, London.

Christina Jane Baldry (nee Morris), 33, born Poplar, Middlesex.

Lilian Mary Baldry, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   84, Norwich Road, Ipswich.


Edwin was 10 years old and living with his mother, sister & stepfather.

Walter Gibbon Finch, 55, a Carpenter & Joiner, born St. Leonard’s, Colchester, Essex.

Christina Jane Finch, 43, a Tobacconist – own account.

Lilian, 12.


1911  84, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Edwin was 20 years old, a Clerk – Agricultural Implement Firm. He was living with his mother & stepfather.

Walter, 66, a Tobacconist & Newsagent – own accountant.

Christina, 53, Assisting in Business.


Edwin’s father James William Baldry died September 1901, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Dorothy Mabel Baldry – widow.


Edwin is also remembered on the Orwell Works, Ransomes Sims & Jefferies war memorial, Ipswich. Now sited at The Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk.



In 1917, Swindon, Wiltshire, Edwin married Dorothy Mabel Hewer, born March, 1892, Aldershot, Hampshire.

Mabel was a nurse at Greylingwell Hospital, Chichester during the war.


Mabel is standing on the left.



One Comment

  • This is a relative of mine! I carried a torch in the Felixstowe parade and was thinking of all our family members who were in the war some survived and some sadly died.


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