|Royal Engineers||112795||175 Tunnelling Coy
3rd Prov Coy
Born at Crich, Edward was the oldest of the servicemen on the Roll, enlisting in Sept 1915, aged forty-nine. He married Amy Tuner in 1890 (recorded as marrying Edward Bolliton) and they had nine children, later settling at Heage. Three sons John Edward, Herbert and Stephen, served in the forces during WW1. As a collier, Edward served in France with the 175th Tunnelling Company. He was discharged in Feb 1916 as no longer fit for active service due to acute deafness. After his discharge, he returned to Heage.
Casualty Form & Discharge
Edward's Casualty Form gave his qualification as Tunneller's Mate 2/2. He embarked on 13 September 1915.
15 Nov 1915 Admitted to No 14 General Hospital with severe Otis Media then transferred to Base at Boulogne.
30 Nov 1915 Classified unfit and recommended for discharge.
04 Dec 1915 Admitted to No 11 General Hospital with chronic deafness.
1901: Lower Harsay, Heage
|Edward||Bollington||Head||35||Coal miner hewer||Crich|
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1911: Bakers Hill, Heage
|Edward||Bollington||Head||44||Coal miner hewer||Crich|
|John Edward||Bollington||son||18||Coal miner repairer||Crich|
|Steven||Bollington||son||17||Coal miner trammer||Crich|
|Herbert||Bollington||son||13||Coal miner pony driver||Crich|
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