Edward was in in 1898 in High Wycombe to George and Emily. His father was a carpenter and he had an older sister. He studied at the Science and Art schools in c1915, winning woodcarving prizes in both 1915 and 1916. He lived in 1911 at Highbury Cottage in Boss Lane, Hughenden but later the family moved to 39 Hughenden Road.
He enlisted in High Wycombe into the Royal Field Artillery (129th Battalion, 42nd Brigade). He died of his wounds aged 20 on September 11th 1918 during some of the final fighting on the Western Front. He is buried in the Bac-du-Sud Cemetery, Bailleulval. His listing with the CWGC can be found here.