Private Edward Sinclair Kearsey

Date of Birth 12 April 1888
Age at Death 28
Date of Death 23 August 1916
Service Number
Military Service 1st Oxfordshire and Buckingham Light Infantry
Merton Address 8 Latimer Road, Wimbledon
Local Memorial Wimbledon Methodist Church

Additional Information

Edward Kearsey was the son of a house painter, Edward Cornelius Kearsey and a drapery assistant, Agnes Louisa (known as Louisa). He was born in Wimbledon on 12 April 1888. He had two older sisters, Elizabeth and Agnes and two years after his birth a brother Henry was born. The family lived in Nursery Road, later moving to 8 Latimer Road. He went to Merton Church of England School in 1891 and when he left school he became a Gentleman’s Outfitter.

Edward enlisted in New Court, Middlesex and joined the 1st Buckingham and Oxfordshire Light Infantry as a Private. He was sent to the Somme where he died on 23 August 1916.

He is buried at the Mill Road Cemetery and commemorated in Wimbledon Methodist Church.


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