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Edwin Adshead - 5051902
Edwin Adshead was born in 1919, his birth being registered in the fourth quarter of the year in Leek, Staffordshire. He was the second of eight children born to William Adshead and Malinda (nee Higginson). The family moved from Staffordshire in the late 1920’s and by 1932 were living at 94 Fir Vale, Harthill where father, William was a surfrace worker/roadman. Edwin was one of the witnesses to his younger sisters wedding in South Anston. At the time of his death Edwin was living at 58 Coronation Avenue, Dinnington.
Edwin enlisted in the army and was a private, service number 5051902, with the 5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, acting as a dispatch rider. On Thursday 25 September 1941 he was involved in a collision with a motor car on the main Burton Road at Burnaston, his death being registered in Derby. Edwin was 21 years old when he died, and was buried in Dinnington Church Cemetery.
Harry Brown - 4747864
Harry Brown was born in Worksop on 29 October 1921 to Harry Brown and Edith (nee Hudson) of 18 The Crescent, Dinnington.
He enlisted in the army and was a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion York and Lancaster regiment. The unit was in action in
the Anzio Campaign in Italy. Harry Brown died on 15 April 1944, aged 22 and is buried in the Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio.