1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Edward Waring

Contributed by: Barbara Gilbert, on 2008-11-06

Edward Waring
Rank
First Name Edward
Surname Waring
Year of Birth 1887
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Coventry, Warwickshire

Edward's Story

he wrote about his life being saved and then was killed the following year

In May 1915 my grandfather Edward Waring wrote to the Coventry Graphic relating how his tin of tobacco saved him from a snipers bullet. We still have the tin and the bullet but sadly that was all my grandmother had left of him. He was killed at the Somme the following year on July 15th 1916. His body was never recovered, but as his name is etched on the Thiepval Memorial, we like to think he lies beneath one of the graves marked: 'Known Unto God'.

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