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EDGOOSE,  Stanton Charles

EDGOOSE, Stanton Charles

Male 1880 - 1917  (37 years)

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  • Name EDGOOSE, Stanton Charles 
    Born 28 Jun 1880  West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 541 
    _UID 6C6409A09B4847B497162733C5E432669F75 
    Died 20 Aug 1917  Exeter, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Aug 1917  Grimsby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I541  Edgoose
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, Stanton John,   b. 14 May 1844, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1927, Walsoken, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother DAWSON, Margaret,   b. 27 May 1851, Wisbech St. Peter, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1929, Walsoken, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1872  St. Augustine, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CROSBY, Angelina,   b. 10 Jul 1869, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1942, Grimsby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Partners 1905 
    Children 
     1. STEEL, Jessie Edgoose,   b. 22 Sep 1905, Grimsby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977, Grimsby Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    STANTON CHARLES EDGOOSE (1880-1917)

    Date: Early 1900s

    Deal porter in Wisbech.

    Headstones
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    Edgoose StantonCharlesEdgoose 541 078.jpg
    When this photograph was taken The Scartho Road Cemetery in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, was sadly neglected. This is the
    Monumental Inscription:
    WEST YORKSHIRE
    307662 RIFLEMAN
    S. C. EDGOOSE
    WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
    20th AUGUST 1917
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    Edgoose StantonCharlesEdgoose 541 076.jpg
    The name Stanton Charles Edgoose (1880-1917), who was gassed in the trenches of northwest France in 1917, appears on the War Memorial of West Walton Cemetery in Norfolk. Several other names are of descendants of those with whom there may have been a family connection in the past: Fulcher, Harnwell, Hubbard, Moules and Webb.

    Mourning Cards
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    Edgoose StantonCharlesEdgoose 541 079.jpg
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    Personal Letters
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    STANTON CHARLES EDGOOSE (1880-1917) to ANGELINA STEEL nee CROSBY (1869-1942)
    1917

    Stanton Charles Edgoose was gassed in the trenches in the First World War. This was his last letter to Angelina Steel nee Crosby who bore him a daughter.

  • Notes 
    • STANTON CHARLES EDGOOSE 1880-1917


      Stanton Charles EDGOOSE was born at West Walton, Norfolk, on 28 June 1880, son of Stanton John and Margaret EDGOOSE.
      (GRO September Q 1880 [DAWSON] Wisbech 03B 606)
      Stanton John EDGOOSE had married Margaret DAWSON at Wisbech on 16 January 1872.

      According to the 1881 census returns for the Dam House, West Walton, Norfolk, he was nine months old and living with his parents and three sisters:
      Stanton EDGOOSE, head, aged 36, innkeeper, born at West Walton;
      Margaret EDGOOSE, wife, aged 29, innkeeper's wife, born at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire;
      Kate EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 6, scholar, born at West Walton;
      Mabel EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 4, born at West Walton;
      Hilda EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 2, born at West Walton;
      *Stanton EDGOOSE, son, aged 9 months, born at West Walton;
      Elizabeth PATTERSON, aged 15, domestic servant, born at Snettisham, Norfolk.
      (RG11/1697/80/6)

      At the time of the 1901 census of Hampden Walk, Chase Street, Wisbech St. Peter, he was a 20 year old deal porter boarding at the home of William C. STARR, a 51 year old deal porter, and his wife Elizabeth. His brother Frank EDGOOSE, a 19 year old blacksmith, was boarding at the same address, together with Frederick BRYANTS, a 46 year old deal porter.
      (RG13/1556/78/30)

      His daughter Jessie Edgoose STEEL was born at Back of 52 Queen Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire on 22 September 1905. Her mother Angelina STEEL formerly CROSBY gave the father's name as Charles Edgoose STEEL, dockside labourer.
      (GRO December Q 1905 Grimsby 7a 580)

      The 1911 census of 24 Annesley Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire:
      *Stanton EDGOOSE, head, aged 38, married 9 years, labourer deal jewier (carrier?), born at Wisbech;
      Lena EDGOOSE, wife, aged 40, married, 1 child of the current marriage living, born at Sutton Bridge;
      Harry SYKES, son, aged 17, single, fishhouse labourer, born at Sutton Bridge;
      Nora COTTRELL, daughter, aged 14, born at Sutton Bridge;
      Ivy COTTRELL, daughter, aged 12, born at Sutton Bridge;
      Jessie EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 5, born at Grimsby;
      Walter RHODES, boarder, aged 30, single, labourer ship unloader, born at Leeds.
      (RG14PN19957/RG78PN1197A/RD422/SD1/ED11)

      During the First World War he served as Rifleman 307662 in the 1st/8th Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). On 25 July 1917, one year after arriving in France, he was gassed and admitted to the 7th General Hospital. He died on 20 August 1917 at No. 5 War Hospital, Exeter, and was buried on 24 August in grave 41-B-5 at the Scartho Road Cemetery in Grimsby. His name is in the Regiment's Roll of Honour Book in York Minster and in Edward Wyrall's history of 'The West Yorkshire Regiment in the War 1914-1918'. His name is on the 1914-1919 war memorial in West Walton Cemetery. (NB According to the Medal Rolls on WO/372/6 he was a private in the S. York. R. and had regimental numbers 6629 and 307662).

      Volume 2 of Edward Wyrall's book shows 1/8th Battalion to have been serving in France and Flanders on 1 January 1917 under the command of Lt Col J.W. Alexander at Le Souich with the 146th Infantry Brigade. In February 1917 they were with the 49th Division in Territorial Reserve round Beaumont-Hamel and on 17 February in the Ransart section.

      In 1924 his daughter Jessie EDGOOSE described herself as the daughter of Stanton Charles EDGOOSE, deal carrier.
      (Marriage Certificate)

      According to his daughter Mrs. Jessie KEYWORTH her father arrived in Grimsby in the early 1900's. He lived in Alexandra Road whilst working as a deal carrier and apparently never lived at 85 Ayscough Street. This latter address was where Angelina STEEL lived and kept a shop when he was called up.
      Stanton died in Exeter, Angelina arriving only just in time to be with him. His body was brought to Ayscough Street and he was buried in Scartho Road Cemetery. He had been shot through the left lung and had been badly gassed, a victim apparently of the first German gas attack.
      Mrs. KEYWORTH spoke of her half brothers and sisters from her mother's earlier marriage. She knew Bertram Horace EDGOOSE (who also moved to Grimsby) and often stopped to chat with him when she passed his firewood business on her way home from school. She also knew Bertha CURTIS and Stanton John EDGOOSE, the latter coming to his son Stanton's funeral.
      (Interview 20.9.1969)

      According to Mrs. Gladys SILVESTER, Stanton Charles EDGOOSE used to deal in horses, shipping them to the Continent via Immingham. He used to frequent the Rose & Crown public house in Victoria Street, Grimsby, and a photograph showed him on one of their Sunday outings.

      He was buried in Scartho Road Cemetery, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, on 24 August 1917 aged 36. The burial register noted that he died on 24 August 1917.
      (FreeReg)

      Monumental Inscription:
      WEST YORKSHIRE
      307662 RIFLEMAN
      S. C. EDGOOSE
      WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT
      20th AUGUST 1917

      He wrote an informal Soldier's Will whilst in the trenches in France on 5 August 1916:
      "In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to Mrs. A. C. STEEL of 23 Charlton Street West Marsh Grimsby Lincolnshire (crossed out and changed to Mrs A C STEEL 175 Alexandra Rd West Marsh Grimsby Lincs)
      Signature S, C. Edgoose
      Rank and Regiment 5 West Yorks
      Date 5 August 1916"
      (W.O. E/449797/1 Record No. 318/550029 17/18)

      Michael James Edgoose 2013


      (revised 02.09.2013)