Remembered on Ash War Memorial
We have been unable to confirm the identity of Edward – please let us know if you can help.
We think he must be Edward Munday who was born in 1886, the son of Jane Munday. The 1891 census records that he was living with his mother Jane, who was single, in the Hartley Wintney Union workhouse. His mother married George Hiscock 15 November 1891 at St Peter’s Church Ash, and the censuses record that the family lived in Ash in 1901 and 1911, and that in 1911 Edward was a farm labourer.
Edward Munday's half brother George Hiscock was killed in the war and is remembered on Ash War Memorial.
Edward Munday does not appear on the electoral register either before or after the war, and his death has not been traced. We think he could have changed his name to Harry Gardener.
Soldiers Died records that Harry's residence was Ash, and that he enlisted at Guildford. His Medal Index Card and the register of Soldiers' Effects both record that his mother was Mrs Jane Hiscock of 3 Woodruffe Cottages Shawfield. The 1911 census records that Jane had six living children, all of whom were living with Jane and her husband George. The children include Edward Munday, but no Harry Gardener.
In 1881 Jane was a pauper inmate living in Farnham and Hartley Wintney District School. Henry Gardner (born Stamford c1867) was also at the school.