Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
The only likely E Latham recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is 75797 Private Edwin Latham of the 1/5 Northumberland Fusiliers who died (probably accidentally or of natural causes) whilst a prisoner of war of the Germans on 25th October, 1918 and who is buried in Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension, Glageon nr. Trelon, France.
Private Latham gave his place of birth as Ashton-under-Lyne - so he is probably the Edwin Latham born at Audenshaw in 1899, the son of William ( a stationary Engineer) and his wife Mary. By 1911 the family had moved to Longton, Staffordshire. If William worked on the steam engines which powered coal mines, this might explain how Edwin may have come to live in Highley.
Private Edwin Latham, 75797 Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly 291816 1/6 Welch Regiment) was awarded the Victory and the British War Medals.
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