Rank: Bombardier 117050
Regiment: 277th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery
Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, St Peter's Church War Memorial
Other Memorial: Voormezelle Enclosures No. 1 and No. [Google]
PDF Download: WARREN Edward Harry
Born 1875 in Budleigh Salterton to Joseph S WARREN & Rebecca (Harvey). He is living with them in High Street Budleigh Salterton until 1891. His father who was an Auctioneer died in 1892 and Edward becomes a Grocer’s Assistant at Perriams. In 1907 he marries Mabel Mary Palmer and they then live at ‘Ambow’, Victoria Terrace where their two daughters are born and are baptised in 1909 & 1911 at St Peter’s Church by which time he is a Grocer’s Manager.
In 1905 he was a witness to the marriage of Frederick T Blackburn to Lucy Beatrice Bright (sister to Percy Bright who is also remembered on the War Memorial).
His Mother Rebecca Warren was a Stationer at 15 High Street until her death in 1932
It was by researching Edward that his older brother Harvey was looked at and found that he also was killed but he does not appear on the Budleigh Salterton War Memorial as he had married in Lancashire and lived there. There was another brother Colin who lived through the War.
His sisters were Katherine Rebecca Warren who died in 1947 of Holme, Stoneborough Lane, BS leaving her estate to spinster sisters Elsie Minifie (1886-1974) & Emma Godfrey (1888-1964) Warren. All living at Holme, Stoneborough Lane.
His wife Mabel continued to live in Victoria Terrace into the 1920’s but must have left the area – probaly to live near a married daughter.
Edward Harry Warren is remembered with honour on the War Memorial and the brass plaque in St Peter’s Church. We also have a photograph of his Gravestone in France.
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