|Date of death:||18 July 1919|
|Age at death:||25 years (Note 2)|
|Fate:||Wounded in action. On 27 July 1917 Edward’s parents were informed that he had been wounded in the head and was in hospital in France. On 27 September 1918, his father was informed that Edward had been wounded a second time. He subsequently spent a considerable time in hospital and, after being invalided home, he never recovered.|
|Unit/Regiment:||Royal Garrison Artillery|
|Buried:||Ilderton Churchyard, UK. [Gravestone is in the 15th row as you approach the church from the main gate and is the last gravestone on the right.] Commemorated on the Wooler War Memorial, Northumberland UK.|
|Other:||Son of Edward & Agnes Naylen of South Middleton, Wooperton, Wooler. Mr E. Naylen (father) was formerly of Roseden and Ilderton.
CWGC Casualty Details: none recorded
Gunner Edward Naylen
[Image source: The Coldstream & District Local History Society. Used with permission.]
Ilderton (St. Michael) Churchyard, UK
Edward Naylen gravestone at Ilderton (St. Michael) Churchyard, UK
- We are grateful to Richard Waters of the Glendale Local History Society for providing the above details regarding Edward Naylen. Richard has a particular interest in the people of north Northumberland who served in WWI.
- The Coldstream & District Local History Society cites Edward’s age at death as 25 years, whereas the records consulted by Richard Waters (see Note 1 above) indicate that Edward was “about 23 years of age.”