Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Edwin William Jolliffe

Surname: Jolliffe
Other names: Edwin William
Other people in this story:
William Jolliffe
Caroline Mary Jolliffe nee Curtis
Fred Jolliffe
Victor Henry Jolliffe
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Ascq Communal Cemetery, Ascq, Nord Pas de Calais, FrFrance
The Green, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Devizes, Wiltshire

Story:
Edwin William Jolliffe was born in 1896 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 3rd February, 1896. He was the son of William Jolliffe, a Mason, and Caroline Mary Jolliffe (nee Curtis). His siblings included Fred and Victor Henry, born in 1894 and 1897 respectively, both of whom died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at the family home in The Green, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire, as a Private in the 12th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 42286). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died of wounds on 21st October 1918 and was buried at Ascq Communal Cemetery, Ascq, Nord Pas de Calais, France (grave id. A.7). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial. (NB The War Memorial shows him as 'Edward' whereas all records have him as 'Edwin'.)

Images:
  • East Knoyle War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives