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Born: 26 January 1891, Eccleshill
Address: 79 Fagley Road, Eccleshill
Parents: Christopher & Annie
Spouse: Ann, nee Lambert
Siblings: Jessie
Occupation: Warehouseman, stuff merchants
Rank: Signaller
Medals/awards: D.C.M.
Rolls of Honour:
Children: Geoffrey
Regiment: West Yorkshire
Edgar Gatenby
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Edgar Gatenby was born in Eccleshill on 26 January 1901, the son of Christopher and Annie Gatenby. At the time of the 1911 census, he was working as warehouseman and on 1 June 1917 we get the first report of his war in the Shipley Times & Express. “Signaller Edgar Gatenby of 79 Fagley Road, Eccleshill, only son of Mr and Mrs Christopher
Gatenby, is reported missing from May 3rd. “He joined the Royal Field Artillery on the outbreak of war but was transferred to the West Yorks six months later. “For carrying messages through the German barrage fire four times in one day he was recommended for the D.C.M. “Before enlisting he was employed by J C Ambler, stuff merchants,
Well St., Bradford.” Six weeks later the newspaper reported that the family had received a postcard to say that he was a prisoner of war. We can’t be sure when Edgar returned but thanks to Ancestry we know he married Ann Lambert from Laisterdyke on 6 November 1920 and that they and their son Geoffrey were living at 25 Broad Lane, Bradford in 1939.