Edwards, Borlase (1883-1917)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Borlase Edwards (1883-1917), born 20 January 1883, son of Arthur Francis Edwards and Ellen Maude Edwards of 40 Lexham Gardens, West London. Sibling of Leonard Edwards (d.1909), Arthur Taillefer Edwards (d.1943), Dorothy Made Edwards (d.1968).
Attended St Christopher's preparatory school, Eastbourne.
Attended Sherborne School (The Green) September 1897-1899; scholar.
Attended the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. Passed out into the Royal Artillery in December 1900. Had his captaincy in 1913, and his majority in December 1915. Employed with the King's African Rifles from February 1911, and in April 1913 was appointed to the West African Frontier Force.
WW1, Major in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Nigeria Regiment, 123rd Siege Battery. Killed in France on 18 March 1917.
Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, II. H. 18 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/284019/EDWARDS,%20BOR...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.
Obituary, The Shirburnian, July 1917: 'MAJOR BORLASE EDWARDS, Royal Garrison Artillery (killed in action), was born in January 1883, and passed out of Woolwich into the Royal Artillery in December 1900. He had his captaincy in 1913, and his majority in December 1915. Major Edwards was employed with the King's African Rifles from February 1908 to April 1911, and in April 1913 he was appointed to the West African Frontier Force.'