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The Great War => 1914 - 1918 => Topic started by: Wendi on August 19, 2010, 02:07:27 PM

Title: Sgt 6737 Jack V. Edgar, 16th battalion
Post by: Wendi on August 19, 2010, 02:07:27 PM
New member Arthur85 asked me if I had any info on Jack Edgar, in this PM to me


Just joined your website and still finding my way around, searched on the above and you came up as maybe having some knowledge, I hope you can help me. I collect all sorts of military things including medals.  I have a WW1 trio of medals to  sergeant 6737 Jack V. Edgar, 16th battalion Manchester regiment.  I know he left the army prior to the end of the war and was posiibly wounded on the Somme.  Does anyone have any records that can be checked to see what happened to him please?

fingers crossed

Arthur 85

Can anyone help please ?

Wendi  :)

Title: Re: Sgt 6737 Jack V. Edgar, 16th battalion
Post by: mack on August 19, 2010, 04:38:08 PM
pte 6737 jack,vernon edgar[orig No 573]
enl 2-9-14
aged 24
16th manchesters
C.coy. IX platoon
occupation.worked as a clerk at the premier rubber co[3yrs]
married miss hannah simmonds in manchester 1913
children.dora,irene b1914.leslie,v b1918.marjorie b1921
resided 20 seddon st,moss side
born sheffield
parents jeremiah+harriet
his wife and family moved to 33 stuart st,grantham during his training there in 1915
appointed L/cpl 26-10-14
cpl 7-11-14
sgt 6-1-15
sent to france 8-11-15
invalided home with ill health on 6-7-16,posted to the 3rd manchesters on 7-7-17
discharged physically unfit for further service on 23-10-17[heart trouble]
awarded king cert No 63/167 and SWB 255657
in 1919 he was living at 3 grantham st,moss side
he died in nottingham in 1965 aged 74

mack ;D
Title: Re: Sgt 6737 Jack V. Edgar, 16th battalion
Post by: mack on August 19, 2010, 04:48:01 PM
in the platoon photo,ime 90% sure that sgt edgar is in the second row from the front,3rd right
the other sgt on that row was sgt 6723 frederick,james,mann brown,he was 33yrs old

mack ;D
Title: Re: Sgt 6737 Jack V. Edgar, 16th battalion
Post by: tonyrod on August 21, 2010, 08:33:54 AM
posted to me by arthur85


"Thank you for the info ,thats really great stuff.I would be interested to find out more details of his ill health in July 1916 from heart trouble as you say.  There was always a strong possibility that being sent home in the first week of July 1916 that he had been wounded on the first day of the Somme. Can you tell me how to get a copy of the information and in particular his ill health due to a dicky heart.
I wonder if someone can move this request for me, I'm still not 100% sure what I am doing yet, sorry to be a pain.
I have not got a his medal card?"
Kind regards
arthur,sgt edgars medals were posted in my medals section by robert bonner in march this year

From the current catalogue of Dixons of Bridlington.
6737 Sergeant J V Edgar 16th Manchesters.
1914 Star, BWM, Victory medal.  Awarded silver war badge. Sold with copy mic.
i thought being the new owner of the medals you would have the copy of his mic (medal card)

 it was mack who posted the info, nice one mack.  tonyrod