Edwin Voyse


Submitted by Angela Nunn.

Edwin was Angela’s great uncle.

Born at Sheffield in 1898 he was Private 204731 1/5th York & Lancs Regt.
Edwin Voyse joined up in 1916 and was sent to France in July 1917.On the 10th August 1917 he was wounded in the leg but rejoined his regiment on 31st August 1917. On the 7th October 1917 he was with a working party on a road near Ypres when he slipped on the muddy roadside duckboard and fell under an oncoming "caterpillar tractor" and was crushed, receiving terrible wounds to his lower body and legs. He died shortly afterwards at the field hospital in Poperinge and was buried in Lijssenthoek cemetery. The effects sent home were his disc,bible,photos,2 cigarette cases and 2 coins
He was the son of Thomas and Jane Voyse of 100 Ripon street, Attercliffe, Sheffield.










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