Edward was born in Wolverhampton in 1897. The son of John and Bridgett Callaghan, he was living at “Why Not Yard”, 5a Chapel Street, Wolverhampton, with his parents and siblings Lillie, Arthur and James. Edward attended the SS. Mary and John’s Schools, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton.I have been unable to find him in the 1911 census.
Edward enlisted with the 8th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 9392). He first served in France, from 28 November 1914. He was killed in action on 10 July 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. He also appeared in the Midland Counties Express on 10 March 1917.