J E Edwards
Jack or Johnny Edwin Edwards, born in 1884, began his golfing career as assistant to Philip Gaudin at Fulwell in London sometime before 1910. He became professional in his own right in 1910 at the Thames Ditton and Esher Ladies Club where he remained until 1913.
That year saw him move to the Sandwell Park club in West Bromwich where he was professional until enlisting in 1915. Having qualified for the final matchplay stages of the PGA Championship he appeared to have a bright golfing career ahead of him.
Although married, he enlisted in 1915, leaving his wife to run the shop at Sandwell Park, A Lance-Corporal with 12th Bn King’s Royal Rifleshe was killed in action att Ypres ion 15 February 1916 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate..
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