Edward Utting

Edward is listed on the War Memorial as one of those who gave his life during the First World War.

Edward was born on 7th August 1898 in Martham. He was the seventh child of Daniel Utting & and Mary Ann, nee Smith. He had eight siblings, namely: Daniel (b1881); Sarah (b1886); Edith (b1888); James (b1892); Agnes (b1894); Sidney (b1896); Gladys (b1899) & Stanley (b1902).

When he was 2, Edward was included in the 1901 census living with his parents at Hemsby Road, Martham. He was admitted to the village school on 21st September 1903 and attended regularly until he was 14 and was withdrawn on 24th August 1912. He was listed in the 1911 census living with his parents at Gibbet Hill, Hemsby Road, Martham.

He served in the army with the 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment having enlisted at Wroxham in 1918. His military serial number was G/18528. He was killed in action with the British Expeditionary Force on 18th September 1918 and is buried at Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 16.

War Memorial north side
Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France.
Hilda Smith at the War Memorial remembering her uncles Edward & George Utting

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