Edward Oliver HARROP
Rank: Private
Number: 3827
Date of Death: 2 January 1918
Age: 23
Cemetery: St Mary’s Churchyard, Cheadle, Cheshire

Edward is one of two brother commemorated on the Cheadle War Memorial. His younger brother, Ernest, would die from wounds received in March 1918. He was the son of the late Edward Harrison and Alice. The family home was at 6 Church Street, Cheadle. His mother remarried (a Mr Lidgett) and, after the war, was living at 14 Royal George Street, Stockport.

He attended St Cuthbert's church and Sunday school and had been employed as a blacksmith's striker.

Edward enlisted in August 1914, at Manchester. He was with the first detachment of the 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers to go to the Dardanelles to fight at Gallipoli. He was seriously wounded and spent 6 months in hospital, followed by a period of home leave. In 1916, he returned to his battalion, which was now in France. And was again wounded. And again returned to fight. And was wounded for the third time, but, this time, he would not recover. At the time of his death, he was being treated for the wounds at Hollywood Military Hospital, Stockport.

(Original research for the Cheadle & Gatley War Memorials website)

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