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Edmund Wyer

Biography of Private Edmund Wyer (10912)
8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 4th October 1917

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Edmund Wyer

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Haconby, Lincolnshire, England

Date of Birth Registration:
Apr-Jun 1887

Place of Birth Registration:
Bourne, Lincolnshire, England



No marriage for Edmund has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
William Wyer

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Kirkby Underwood, Lincolnshire, England

Father’s Occupation:
Farm Labourer

Mother’s Name:
Sarah Elizabeth Wilson

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Haconby, Lincolnshire, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1882 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
Annie Lizzie Wyer, 1883, Haconby
Robert Wilson Wyer, 1885, Haconby
Edmund Wyer, 1887, Haconby
Ethel Jane Wyer, 1889, Haconby
Emily Wyer, 1891, Haconby
Sarah Elizabeth Wyer, 1892, Haconby
William Wyer, 1894, Haconby
John George Wyer, 1896, Haconby
Kathleen Wyer, 1900, Haconby
Hilda Mary Wyer, 1902, Haconby

Edmund is living with his parents in his grandmothers house in Haconby

1901 Census:
Edmund is living with his parents in Haconby.

1911 Census
Edmund is living with his parents in Haconby.

Relatives in services:
Edmund’s brothers William and Robert Wilson Wyer and cousins John Thomas Wyer, Harry Sandall, John William Sandall and Walter Sandall also fought and were killed in WW1. William Wyer, Robert Wilson Wyer and Harry Sandall can be found on our page dedicated to the Haconby War Memorial, John Thomas Wyer on the Kirkby Underwood War Memorial and John William Sandall and Walter Sandall on the Rippingale War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions:
Grantham Journal Saturday 3rd October 1914

Military Records

Attestation Papers:

WW1 Soldier’s Records:

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Edmund Wyer, 10912, 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 4th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Edmund’s medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal
The 15 Star


Haconby, plaque in St Andrew’s Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Private Edmund Wyer, 10912, 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 4 October 1917.
Remembered with Honour Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel Ref: 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A

More information:

Edmund Wyer

Tyne Cot Memorial gate

Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.