Edward John Peterson 1878 - 1916

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Edward John Peterson
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Edward had five children,

In 1881 he lived at 2 Dibbly Court, Bristol.  Born in Bristol (Wotton-under-Edge, north-east of Bristol), Edward is my maternal grandfather.

According to Kitty “his mother was a lady's companion with a position in Hastings”.

By 1901 the family had moved to London and Edward was then aged 22.  In 1905 he married Alice Binning.

Over the next nine years they had five children, Alice Mary (Doll), William Francis (Bob), Kate Amelia(Kitty), Archibald Edward, and the youngest, John Frederick

Sadly Edward was never to see them grow up as in 1916, when the eldest of the five children, Alice Mary, was just 10 years old, he had gone off to war and was killed in France.

He is buried in Spoilbank Cemetery Belgium After his death all his medals went to Uncle John and when he died, we think Auntie Pat gave them away.

He was awarded a War Gratuity. See here what this means, and below for the image of his entry in the Soldiers Effects Register

Foley's and Higgs family
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Foley's and Higgs family
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Archive: Bedminster birth-place [374], At age 22 in 1901 [663], Victory Medal [301], British War Medal [302], Register of Soldier's Effects shows his wife Alice as "Sole Legatee" [799], War Pension [982]

Birth
15th September 1878 006
Marriage
17th October 1905 102
Death
22nd February 1916 581 Army copy 216