No.14738, Private, Edwin MAIDWELL
Aged 20

11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on 18th October 1917

Edwin Maidwell was born in Tostock (4th qtr 1896 Stow 4a:841), son of Alfred and Georgiana MAIDWELL (née PEASEY).

1901 census...Aged 4, he was at Tostock Green with his grandfather Frederick PEASEY [68] navvy; grandmother Annie PEASEY [65]; his widowed mother Georgiana MAIDWELL [33]; half sisters Beatrice PEASEY [15] and Mildred Maidwell PEASEY[11]. All were born in Tostock. His mother married Alfred MAIDWELL in 1892.

His mother died in 1903.

1911 census...Aged 14, a farm labourer, he was still at Tostock Green with his grandparents Frederick and Annie PEASEY

The pension card has "no pension in payment" and as dependant gives Mrs B.M.Ong, Heath Road, Norton (his half sister Beatrice née Peasey).

He enlisted in Bury St. Edmunds.

On the night of 18th/19th October they were in billets near STRAY FARM (SW of Langemarke) but were heavily shelled with gas, causing a large number of casualties, but from CWGC records, only Edwin died.


Edwin Maidwell is buried in Welsh Cemetery (Caesar's Nose), Boezinge 2:A:19

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