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Edward Naylen

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Lest we forget header by Graham Williamson 2017

Home: Roseden
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.
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 114068
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

Portrait of Edward Naylen WWI War Memorial

Gunner Edward Naylen

[Image source: The Coldstream & District Local History Society. Used with permission.]

CEM27 Ilderton (St. Michael) Churchyard UK c. G Williamson

Ilderton (St. Michael) Churchyard, UK

NAYLEN Edward gravestone c. Graham Williamson

Edward Naylen gravestone at Ilderton (St. Michael) Churchyard, UK

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. 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.”
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