Edward Richard Hilsdon

  • Oxford Journal Illustrated, 13 September 1916

Full name Edward Richard James Hilsdon, born on 4 November 1887 in Woodstock, Oxon. Son of Edward Hilsdon and Emma Biggs. Brother of Cyril Hilsdon and Walter Hilsdon. They lived on Friday Lane and Edward junior was attending Wheatley Night School in 1911. He was a labourer on farm in 1901 and at a steam sawmills in 1911. He originally enlisted in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on 11 December 1915 at Oxford. He was transferred to the Royal Army Service Corps. The Oxford Journal Illustrated reported on 16 May 1917 that he had been wounded. He became non-effective by 8 November 1918, being no longer fit for active service: Regimental No. on discharge M/353609. In September 1917 he had married Elsie L. Turner in Croydon, Surrey. He died in March 1975 in the Bullingdon Registration District. See also reference to him in the Wheatley in a World at War chapter.

He lived at Friday Cottage, 1 Friday Lane, with brothers Cyril and Walter.

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