MUSK, Edward

No.180564, Sapper, Edward MUSK
Aged 38

63rd Field Company, Royal Engineers
Died of his Wounds on Sunday, 14th April 1918

Born 25th December 1879 in Bury St.Edmunds (1st qtr 4a:614) son of Edward and Mary Ann MUSK (née ANDREWS)

1881 census...Aged 1, he was at 35 Church Walk, Bury St.Edmunds with his father Edward MUSK [34] shoemaker; his mother Mary Ann[34]; brothers Walter [15] backhouse boy and Frederick [13] errand boy; sister Mary A [11].All were born in Bury St.Edmunds.

1891 census...Aged 11, he was at 16 College Street, Bury St.Edmunds with his parents and brother Frederick (painter's labourer).

1901 census...Aged 21, a bricklayer, he was still at 16 College Street with his parents.

He married Clara Jane WELLS [2-6-1877] (Risbridge qtr 4 1901)

1911 census...Aged 31, bricklayer, he was at 70 Westgate Road with his Wickhambrook born wife Clare Jane and their daughter Doris May [14-8-1903]

His widow was at 70 Westgate Road, Bury St.Edmunds.

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmund. He died at 28 Field Ambulance, Belgium. As he died of wounds and no service record has been found, it is impossible to say where he was wounded, especially as an engineer. Dying at a Field Ambulance usually means wounded very recently.

The special memorial is due to the fact that his original grave was lost.

photo Rodney Gibson

Edward Musk is buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium
special memorial between plots 4 and 5, row A, and is inscribed "known to be buried in this cemetery".

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details