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Born: 1884, Rawdon
Died: 21 March 1916, Basra
Address: Low Royd, Greengates
Parents: John Edward & Mary Alice, nee Kelly
Spouse: Catherine
Siblings: Richard, Alice, Harold Walker
Rank: Capt
Medals/awards: Mentioned in despatches
Rolls of Honour: Greengates; Basra
Children: One
Regiment: 92nd Punjabis, Indian Army
Edward Bertram Fawcett
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Edward Bertram Fawcett was born in Rawdon around 1884, the second of five children of John and Mary Fawcett, who later lived in Greengates and then Knaresborough. At some stage Edward moved to India and it appears that is where he married Catherine who came from Lindfield in Sussex. On 12 May 1916, the Shipley Times & Express reported: In a current issue of the Parish Church Magazine, reference is made in the following terms to the late Capt E B Fawcett of Apperley Bridge.
“It is with deep feelings of regret that we announce the death in action of Capt E B Fawcett so well known to many of us as a brave, fearless soldier and a man of splendid character. “Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Alderman and Mrs J E Fawcett and also to his sorrowing widow and child in their bitter grief. “The former have sent four sons and one daughter to do their duty by their King and Country in a righteous cause and whilst we deplore the life cut down in its prime, Greengates is proud of the
contribution which she has made in officers and men who have gone forth to fight and die for righteousness and honour.” Proceeding further the magazine adds “Another who has suffered in this cause is an old choir boy, Charles Elliott, who was killed in action on March 27th; our sympathy goes out to relations who mourn his lost.” From the Commonwealth War Graves website we learn that Edward had been mentioned in despatches.
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