Edward MURRAY
Rank: Private
Number: 302185
Unit: 1/8th Battalion MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 15 November 1918
Age: 33
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Edward had been born in Denton and lived at 19 Barlow Lane, Reddish with his wife. He worked at the hatworks of Woolfenden & Co. until he enlisted into the army in January 1916.

In August 1918, he was home for a short period of leave, before returning to rejoin the Battalion for what would be the final weeks of War. Sometime during this period, he was wounded in the hand and was evacuated to a military hospital at Etaples, on the Channel coast. He was reported to have "died of illness emanating from the wound".

It was a particularly poignant death as reported in the Stockport newspapers. "When news of the cessation of hostilities was received, the residents of Barlow Lane gaily decorated and beflagged the street, celebrating as they thought the fact that although many of the husbands and sons were serving in the armies, none had been killed. A sad gloom has been cast upon the street by this soldier's death".

   
           
   
     
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