Edwin enlisted on 4th September 1914. He was 22 years and 263 days old, a mason by trade, and living in Sheffield, Yorks at the time. He joined the unit at Tweseldown on 7th September 1914, then embarking at Southampton on 20th May, he disembarked at Havre entering the war in France on 21st May 1915. (Service record). At Christmas 1916, the unit held a concert at Headquarters in which Edwin took part. His songs were described as “splendidly received”. Edwin was slightly wounded in action on 12th April 1917, during the Battle of Arras, but remained on duty. He was killed during the fighting on the Menin Road. The bearers went up into the line in front of Hooge, to Clapham junction, clearing from Glencorse Wood and Inverness Copse-names of hateful memory. The second phase of the battle had commenced on the 16th, but Fritz had elaborated his pill-box system of defence, and our division had a warm reception. On 22nd August they' attacked astride the Menin road, and after six days of continuous local fighting, established themselves in the western edge of Inverness Copse' (official dispatches). Our bearers had a rough week. Broomhead and Cole were killed, and Breckell died of wounds. (Taken from the book ‘With the Forty Fourths’) Edwin was the son of Eliza Mappin (formerly Broomhead) of 94A Hodgson Street, Sheffield.