Lt Robert Amor Edwards

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Robert Amor Edwards, 1st Battalion the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Youngest son of Dr Eben Henry Edwards (1853-1945) and Susannah Florence Edwards (1856-1916, nee Kemp) of Rochdale, Lancashire. His mother was the sister of George Kemp [1866-1945] 1st Baron Rochdale. Born in Tai Yuan Fu, Shanxi Privince, China, where his parents were members of the China Inland Mission, a part of the Baptist Missionary Society. Educated at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Militery College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the West Yorkshire Regiment 16 Aug 1916. Died aged 19 years. Buried in grave XXVIII. G. 1. of Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium. Also commemorated on a memorial at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh and on a memorial at the Baptist Church, Barking Road, Plaistow, London.
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Robert Amor Edwards, Lieut W Yorkshire Regt. "In thy presence is fulness of joy".

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