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Edward Thomas Sandell: Monday 1st October 1917

Edward enlisted in Wandsworth.  He became Private 27292 with the Middlesex Regiment but by the time he was killed he was Private 65731 with the Royal Fusiliers.  He was killed in action and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

He was born in Paddington and was baptised at St Paul’s Paddington on 3 July 1898.  His father William Thomas was a butler and his mother was Elizabeth.  By 1911 his father had become a Railway Special Constable with LB&SC Railway and Edward was described as a school houseboy.  All William’s other 9 children survived.

Edward married Dorothy Winifred Pasby in 1915 and they lived at 54 Wandle Road. On 19 March 1916 their daughter Dorothy Violet was baptised, followed by their son Edward George on 6 May 1917.  Dorothy senior died in 1973 in Sutton.