Harry Edge was born in Wolverhampton in 1895, the son of Thomas Henry and Emma Jane Edge. In 1901, they were living in 89 Heath Street, Heath Town, and Harry and his parents were joined by his brothers George, Richard and William, and sister Edith. He was educated at Causeway Lake School in Alma Street, and later worked at Joseph Evans and Sons, Culwell Works, Heath Town.
He enlisted in the 13th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner on 28 August 1914. He was wounded by a piece of shell on 28 July 1916, and later died the same day. He appears in the Midland Counties Express on 18 November 1916, where it is stated that he was “greatly esteemed by the officers and men of his battery”. By this date, his mother’s address was given as 103 Heath Street. The article also mentioned two of his brothers who were also serving, Gunner Richard Edge of the Royal Garrison Artillery (who had spent five years in Africa under General Botha), and Bugler Edge of the Field Ambulance who had been with the Territorial Force for 8 years, including two years at the front. Harry Edge is commemorated at the Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension in France, as well as on the Heath Park memorial.