Edward Wilfred Biglin

Edward Wilfred Biglin was born 1890 in Coatham Mundeville, Co. Durham.

Parents: Edward Biglin, born Dalton, Yorkshire, and Elizabeth Watson, born Coatham Mundeville.

1911 census: Edward, and his younger brother Harry, who also served in WW1, were working for their farmer father at Whiley Hill, Coatham Mundeville.

Edward attested May 13, 1916 at Darlington. He had a letter, written by George Beadle, J.P., whostates that he had known Edward fro many years and that he had been brought up amongst horses and was accustomed to farm work. George Beadle states that Edward would like to join the Army Service Corps or some other service where he would be in contact with horses.

Edward was 26 years 3 months old when he attested. He was 5' 8 1/2" tall and weighed 140 lbs.

Army number: 149211. Rank: Gunner. Unit: 34th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

Edward was sent to France September 13, 1916 with the 20th Reserve Battery. and joined 34th Brigade in the field September 22, 1916.

Edward had leave November 14, 1917 to November 29, 1917, and again in November the next year.

Edward returned to England January 21, 1919.

Edward married Annie and farmed North Walmire farm, Croft Spa near Darlington. He died March 24, 1962.