Edgar Lidster 1885-1915 - Intake Sheffield
I have a few relatives that are interred in Sheffield's Intake Cemetery, and in June 2011 I took the opportunity to visit the Cemetery on my way to Barlborough.
Whilst I was walking through the Cemetery on what was a beautiful summers day, I took this photograph of a family grave
Grave Number L29, Section B of Intake Cemetery
The memorial refers to a Private Edgar Lidster who was killed in action in France in 1915. I checked the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database and found the following entry
First name(s) EDGAR
Last name LIDSTER
Service number 21224
Regiment King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
Battalion 9th Battalion.
Birth place HOLLINSEND, SHEFFIELD
Enlistment place SHEFFIELD
Death year 1915
Death day 27
Death month 9
Cause of death Killed in action
Death place France & Flanders
Private EDGAR LIDSTER King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Died on 27 September 1915 Age 30
LOOS MEMORIAL - Pas de Calais France
Son of Joseph and Jane Lidster; husband of Emma Lidster, of 16, Kettlebridge Rd., Darnall, Sheffield.
Like many thousands of soldiers Edgar has no known grave and is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
Edgar was born in Sheffield in 1885 and by 1891 he was living at 48 Hollin Bush with his parents Joseph and Jane
Ten years later he was living at a different address 28 Stanhope Road Intake Sheffield
In 1905 Edgar had married an Emma Keeling and by the time of the 1911 Census the couple had two young daughters Lucy and Elizabeth. The census reveals that the family had moved away from Sheffield and were living in Nodder Street, Rawmarsh, Rotherham. Edgar's occupation is given as coal-miner
From the information I have gathered it seems as though Edgar was killed in action soon after he landed in France in September 1915 - see notes
Edgar is remembered on the Gleadless War Memorial which is adjacent to Christ Church Gleadless, along with 51 other men who lost their lives in the Great War
Gleadless War Memorial - photo courtesy of Dean Hill
Gleadless War Memorial - photo courtesy of Mick Knapton
TO THE GLORY OF GOD,/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN/ FROM GLEADLESS,
HOLLINSEND,/ AND INTAKE, WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR. 1914-1918/ (NAMES) / THIS
MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY /PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION.
9th (Service) Battalion - Formed at Pontefract in September 1914 as part of K3 and came under command of 64th Brigade in 21st Division. Moved to Berkhamsted and then to Halton Park (Tring) in October 1914, going on to billets in Maidenhead in November. returned to Halton Park in April 1915 and went on to Witley in August. September 1915 : landed in France.
LIDSTER, Emma (Widow, age 47). Died at
49 Alison Crescent; Buried on May 17, 1935 in ~ ground; Grave Number L29,
Section B of Intake Cemetery, Sheffield.
Parent or Next of Kin if Available: . Remarks: : from Sheffield Parish: Officiating Minister: W. Tunley.
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