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77565   Private Edward Haliday Exshaw
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/01/1895
Died: 16/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
Summary      
Edward Haliday Exshaw was the son of Thomas and Mary Exshaw. Edward was born on 7th January 1895 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. The 1901 census records the family living at Park Road, Dungannon, Tyrone. Edward H Exshaw emigrated to Canada where he worked as a banker for from the Canadian Bank Of Commerce (CIBC). Edward enlisted on 3rd December 1914 in Victoria, British Columbia. Private Edward H Exshaw was serving with the 15th battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died of wounds on 16th August 1917 in France. Private Exshaw was 22 years old.
Private Edward Haliday Exshaw
Further Information
Edward Haliday Exshaw was the son of Mr. Thomas C. and Mrs. Mary B. Exshaw. Edward was born on 7th January 1895 in Dungannon, County Tyrone.
The 1901 census records the family living at Park Road, Dungannon, Tyrone. Edward was 6 years old. Thomas Exshaw was a bank official.
Family: Thomas C Exshaw, Mary B Exshaw, Roland L Exshaw (born about 1890), Frank S Exshaw (born about 1892), Edward H Exshaw (born about 1895), Sidney Exshaw (born about 1897), James Exshaw (born about 1900).
The 1911 census shows his father and mother had moved to Monaghan. None of the children are listed.
Edward H Exshaw emigrated to Canada where he worked as a banker for from the Canadian Bank Of Commerce (CIBC).
Edward enlisted on 3rd December 1914 in Victoria, British Columbia. He was 19 years and 7 months old. He gives his next of kin as his father.
Private Edward H Exshaw was serving with the 15th battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died of wounds on 16th August 1917 in France. Private Exshaw was 22 years old.
The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Exshaw died of wounds on 16th August 1917. He received a gunshot wound to the back and died at No 7 Casualty Clearing Station.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th August 1917:
Private Edward H Exshaw, Canadians, died of wounds, was the third son of Mr T C Exshaw, Killygoan, Monaghan.
The CWGC record Private Edward Haliday Exshaw as the son of Mr. T. C. and Mrs. M. B. Exshaw, of Killygowan, Monaghan. Born at Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Park Road (West Side) Dungannon Town South Census listing in Park Road (West Side) 54.501723 -6.767195
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1 1901 Census lists Exshaw family Lists Edward H as age 6 living with the family at house 6 in Park Road (West side), Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Exshaw family Does not list Edward as living with the family at house 7 in Killygowan, Monaghan Rural, Monaghan
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Edward Haliday Exshaw
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Edward Haliday Exshaw
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Edward Haliday Exshaw's death
6 Edward Haliday Exshaw Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (30 no.)
7 Find A Grave includes portrait
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Edward Haliday Exshaw's gravestone can be purchased here
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