Edward Holmes Day (1887-1916)

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Edward (Edmund) Holmes Day was born in Beverley in 1887. He married Daisy May Welburn in 1910. They had three sons. He was employed as a tanner’s labourer.
Edmund enlisted with the Yorkshire Regiment in April 1915 and soon found himself in France as part of the 150th Brigade, 50th Northumbrian division.
He was involved in the Battles of the Somme and following the clearance of Delville Wood a deep advance was made towards Flers. The British using tanks for the first time in the battle known as Flers Courcelette, it was on the first day of this battle that he was killed in action. He lies in the Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France and is commemorated on the East Riding Memorial in Beverley Minster, the War Memorial in Hengate and on the Hodgson’s Tannery Roll of Honour.

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