No.180564, Sapper, Edward MUSK
63rd Field Company, Royal Engineers
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  shoemaker; his mother Mary Ann; brothers Walter  backhouse boy and Frederick  errand boy; sister Mary A .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.
special memorial between plots 4 and 5, row A, and is inscribed "known to be buried in this cemetery".
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