Edward Carlton.

Edward enlisted in the HCB when he gave his abode as Huntingdon, being born there, he was posted to B Company of the 1st Battalion.   He gave his occupation as a polisher at Messrs Windover's works.

From a local paper dated 23/4/1915  -  Cyclist's death.  The death is reported from Filey of Lance-Corpl. E. Carlton, of B Company, Hunts. Cyclists.  The deceased , prior to the war, was employed as a polisher at Messrs. Windover's Works at Huntingdon.  He belonged to Huntingdon, and leaves a widow and three children.

Many thanks to Steve Mattock for supplying data from the obituary and photo that were published in the Yorkshire Herald on 24 April 1915.

'Acomb Soldier's Death.  - Lance Corporal Edward Carlton.  -- The photograph  reproduced is that of Lance- Corporal Edward Carlton, who is well known in Acomb, and who died on Monday in Scarborough Hospital following two operations.  The deceased was a member of the 1st. Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.'

The name of Edward Carlton is also listed on the Acomb War Memorial - (St. Stephen) Churchyard, Yorkshire - grave is in the east part of new ground.

 

If you can help with any data on this Huntingdonshire Cyclist please contact me at huntscycles@btinternet.com

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith