Rank: Private
Service Number:38653.
Regiment: 11th Bn. South Wales Borderers
Killed In Action Saturday 24th November 1917
Age 19
County Memorial Birkenhead
Commemorated\Buried Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Grave\Panel Ref: II. B. 46.

Edward's Story.

The Birkenhead News, Saturday, December 1, 1917.

A Brave Young Soldier “Goes Under”

Mrs Corden, of 39 Lord Street, has received the official notification of the death of her youngest son, Pte Edward Corden, of the South Wales Borderers. Pte. Corden was just 19 years of age and had only been seven weeks in France. He joined the Army eight months ago, and prior to this he was employed at Messrs. Cammell Laird and Co. shipbuilding yard. He was and old boy of Holy Trinity School. His sergeant major in a letter to his mother writes: “He was a good little soldier, brave and always willing to do his duty and do it well.” In another letter from the deceased boy’s Lieutenant the writer says: “he was killed by a shell and died with a smile on his face. He was buried in the military cemetery behind our lines.”  Mrs Corden has another son in the Army. He is at present in hospital suffering from deafness.

Edward's brother Joseph also served and returned his page can be found here.