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About Edward Tarn

Date of Birth
22 April, 1894

Service Number
113858

Birth Place
Staindrop, Durham, England

Baptism
4 June 1894, Etherley, Durham, England

Date of Death
17 July, 1916 22y

Place of Death
Accidentally drowned in River Somme, France

Burial
Thiepval Memorial, France Edward is also remembered on the family grave in Staindrop's Old Churchyard

Relationships

Parents
Thomas Tarn born abt 1853 and Eleanor (Corner) Tarn born abt 1853 Married 24 December, 1871 Forcett, Richmond, Yorkshire, England

Siblings
Mary Ann born abt 1872, Margaret J born abt 1874, John Robert born abt 1875, Thomas William born abt 1878, George Henry born abt 1880, Stephen born abt 1882, Samuel born abt 1884, Fred born abt 1886, Joseph born abt 1888, James born abt 1892

Career

Service
Army

Unit
'C' Battery 158th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Rank
Driver

Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
No

Civilian Employment
1911 Carter (father's business Tarn and Sons)

Campaigns
1915 - 1916 France

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Main Street, Staindrop, Durham, England 1911 Main Street, Staindrop, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, ancestry, Find My past, Family Search, Soldiers died in the Great War, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, UK Army Register of Soldier's Effects

Notes
Teesdale Mercury 2 August, 1916 reported his death

- Research by DB