Edward Anstee, a member of the Flamstead Anstees was born in 1879 in Luton to parents Daniel Anstee and Mary Ann Burgess. He grew up in Luton, marrying Louisa Fox in 1900. In 1911, Edward and Louisa were living at 17 Cowper Street, Luton; Edward was working as a straw hat blocker. Their only child had died.
At some point after the outbreak of war, Edward enlisted in Bedford as a Private (Service Number 30849) joining the 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. He died on May 3rd, 1917 during the unsuccessful British attack on Chérisy near Arras during the first day of the Third Battle of the Scarp, part of the April/May 1917 Battle of Arras in France.
Edward is commemorated on Bay 5 of the Arras Memorial in Pas de Calais, France.
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