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Edward Round was the son of James and Jane Round, of Hindley, Wigan.

In 1911, fifteen year old Edward is shown as living with his parents at 9 Alfred St Platt Bridge, Hindley. He was working as a haulage hand, below ground. His father was a Coal Miner, which would suggest Edward had followed him into the mines.

During the First World War, Edward served with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, his service number was 2683.

Private Edward Round sailed for France on 3rd June 1915. During the War he was promoted up to the rank of Sergeant.

Edward survived the War, eventually being disembodied into the Special Reserve. For his War service, Edward was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Unfortunately no further service records have been located.

Edward had two older brothers that also saw active service, Robert and John. Private Robert Round served with the 1st Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, being killed on 8th April 1916 at Loos.


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One Response to 2683 SGT. E. ROUND. L.N.LAN.R

  1. Christopher Round says:

    Hi, This man was my great grandad… fantastic to come across this thankyou!

    It would be nice to also find out about his brothers Robert and John, we have been to the baracks at Preston and found a diary entry on the 8th april when Robert was killed, saying two soldiers died from aerial torpedoes?? which so far have found not much about?

    anyway thanks again

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