EDWIN PLATT 

Rank: Acting 2nd Corporal
Service Number: 81986.
Regiment: 202nd Field Company Royal Engineers Killed In Action Saturday 8th July 1916 Age 30County Memorial Willaston
Commemorated\Buried YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Grave\Panel Ref: Panel 9
Belgium

Born Willaston, enlisted Manchester. Son of Edward R. and Mary Platt of 26, Coppice Road, Willaston. A former pupil of Willaston Council School. Served his apprenticeship as a sawyer with Mr James Wood, and at the time of enlistment was working at the Crewe Co-op. Renowned for his cabinet making and was a keen photographer. Went to France on November 10, 1915. His commanding officer, writing to Edwin’s mother, stated he was killed at 6.00pm by a shell bursting at his feet.

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