Edward Ralph Langford

Surname: Langford
Other names: Edward Ralph
Other people in this story:
Edward Langford
Harriet Sowton Langford (nee Luscombe)
Edith Gertrude Rutter
Thomas Norman Langford
Locations in this story:
Alcester, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Dover, Kent
Long Ashton, Bristol

Edward Ralph Langford was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 19 Sep 1886 the son of Edward Langford, a Veterinary Surgeon, and Harriet Sowton Langford (nee Luscombe).  He spent all his early life at home with his family at Park End Cottage, Alcester, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He attended for some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School.  By 1911 he was living in Dover, Kent, working as a Clerk for a Provisions Merchant Company.  According to the Grammar School magazine he had enlisted with the East Yorkshire Regiment but no records can be found to support this.  He had married Edith Gertrude Rutter in Shaftesbury in 1916.  By 1935 he had moved to Long Ashton, Bristol, and in the 1939 Register he is shown living at 'Hillsboro', Chestnut Road, Long Ashton, working as a Bank Clerk. (His wife at the time was patient in the St. Mary's Private Hospital, Bristol.)  He died in Long Ashton in 28 Feb 1979. 

Edward's brother Thomas Norman also served in the war but sadly caught Tuberculosis while in the army and as a result died in 1923.


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