No.GS/61524, Private, Edwin HULYER
Aged 19

"B" Coy., 22nd Battalion (Kensingtons), Royal Fusiliers
Formerly #15092, Royal West Kent Regiment
Killed in Action on Thursday 3rd May 1917

Edwin Albert Hulyer was born in Carlton (Linton Q3-1897 3B:492), baptised in Carlton on 17th October 1897, son of William and Kate Elizabeth HULYER (née RADFORD). His surname appears to be incorrectly spelled on the memorial

1901 census...Aged 3, he was at Cottage, The Street, Carlton, with his father William HULYER [35], horse-keeper on farm, born Carlton; his mother Kate [30] born Little Thurlow; sisters Lilian [7] and Annie E. [1] and brothers Berty F. [6], Ernest W. [5] and Herbert [3 months]. All the children were born in Carlton.

1911 census...Aged 13, a farm labourer, he was at 9 Willingham Green, Brinkley, with his parents, sisters Lilian and Annie, and brother Bertie, Earnest and Herbert. There were two new siblings, Oliver [8] and Margaret [5], both born in Carlton.

His brother Ernest William HULLYER was killed just two days later, serving with the Suffolk Regiment. see here

He enlisted in Newmarket. "Soldiers Died" has his residence as Brinkley, but as Willingham Green was in the parish of Carlton, this often caused problems. They also have his name as HULLYER, unlike his brother Edwin.

The 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers had 12 killed on the 3rd May 1917. So far unable to find out where they were. They had been in action around Oppy Wood at the end of April, being relieved on 30th.

photo: Rodney Gibson

Edwin Hulyer is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Faubourg d'Amien - bay 3

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