The memorial kerbstones of brothers James Willie Edon and Arthur Edon
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Photograph by Pete Schofield
Inscription provided by Friends of Barnsley Cemetery
Grave Location and Inscription:
In Loving memory Of / Thomas John Edon / died Dec 5th 1902 aged 42 years // Also Minnie Edon his beloved wife / died Feb. - - 1927 aged 64 years / Sadly missed // Also Arthur Edon their son / killed in action May 11th 1917 / aged 22 years //Also Alfred Edon their son / gassed in the Great War died Dec 13th 1917 / aged 26 years // Also James Willie Edon their son / killed in action July 21st 1918 / aged 25 years.
Lives of the First World War Arthur Edon
Lives of the First World War William Edon
Arthur Edon is remembered on the Barnsley St. Georges Church Memorial Plaque and on Worsborough Combined Memorial, St Thomas And St James Church, Worsborough Dale
Arthur Edon is buried in the Duisan British Cemetery France and is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
James William (Willie) Edon is remembered on St Peters Church Memorial, Doncaster Road Barnsley and on the Barnsley St. Georges Church Memorial Plaque
James William (Willie) Edon is buried in the Terlincthun British Cemetery France and is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
Alfred Edon is buried in Barnsley Cemetery. He is not remembered on the CWGC, as he wasn't killed in service during WW1, but, according to his inscription he died due to being gassed during the War.
Alfred is, however, remembered on the Barnsley St. Georges Church Memorial Plaque
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