E. Edwards

Driver, T4/037079,
Royal Army Service Corps

Died - 8th June 1919 - died at home aged 29 yrs

Son of William and Rachel Edwards, of 5, Hollybush Terrace, Nelson, Cardiff.

Buried at Llanfabon (St Mabon) Churchyard, Nelson, buried near front door

(I have searched for this grave at Llanfabon Cemetery. I have managed to find the grave, but it is an old stone headstone which has deteriorated and is covered in lichen.

Emlyn Edwards was born in the Llanfabon area in about 1891. He was the fourth child born to William and Rachel. William Edwards was a stone mason by trade and originally came from the Llanfihangel area of Monmouthshire. Rachel came from the nearby village of Gelligaer, some four miles away from Nelson. All their children were born in Nelson.

Herbert was born in 1885
Frances - born 1887
Mabel - born 1889
Emlyn - born 1891
Margaret - born 1893, and
David Arthur was born in 1899.

The family made their home at:

34, High Street, Nelson.

The eldest son, Herbert is likely to have gone on to learn the trade of his father. He is shown on 1901 census as a stone paving cutter.


June 14th 1919.

Soldier’s death.

Readers will regret to learn of the sudden death of Driver Emlyn Edwards (A.S.C.) son of Mrs Edwards, Hollybush Terrace, Nelson, which occurred on Sunday morning.
deceased who was 29 years old, only arrived home from France on May 29th and was to have received a discharge on June 28th. He complained of feeling unwell when he arrived home and was found to be suffering from influenza, which unfortunately culminated in his death from syncope on Sunday last. He enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war and had seen considerable service in France.
His father was the late Mr William Edwards (mason) and his uncle Mr David Nicholas, registrar of births and deaths, Llanfabon.
The deceased’s wife also died suddenly last November in North Wales.

[Source: Merthyr Express]

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