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gandy - edwardEdward is the fourth Gandy brother to be featured in the Midland Counties Express. The article states that he was a married man living at Cobden Street, Blakenhall and working at Sunbeam. He had served for 18 years in the 1st South Staffordshire Regiment and had rejoined at the outbreak of war. However, he had returned home following an attack of rheumatism.

Edward was born in Wolverhampton in 1876. He was a travelling trunk maker in 1891. He married Emily Smith in Wolverhampton in 1899. By 1911, he was living with his wife, Emily, and sons Charles, Edward and Richard, at 1 Court, Franchise Street, Wolverhampton. He was a cycle Filer at a Cycle Works.

He was presumably the Edward Gandy who enlisted with the South Staffordshire Regiment (service number 9840) on 24 August 1914, but was discharged on 17 November the same year on medical grounds at the age of 41. He was re-examined on 10 September 1915 and again on 17 July 1917, and on both occasions was found to be unfit for further service. He was awarded a Silver War Badge (number 135270) on 29 September 1917. He died in Wolverhampton in 1926.

 

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