Regiment or Ship: Royal Irish Fusiliers
Occupation: Coachman (not domestic)
Date of Birth: 1874
Place of Birth: Cork, Ireland
Date of Death: 09.01.1944
Place of Death: Bexhill, Sussex Place of Burial / Memorials:
Bexhill Cemetery – plot CB D15 on 13th January 1944. His occupation at his death was given as Municipal Employee (retired).
Address: 31 Windsor Road, Bexhill
Photos and newspaper articles
Spouse: Elizabeth Ring, born 1872 in Cork, Ireland, died 4th April 1954 and was buried at the Bexhill Cemetery with Edward on 8th April. At the time of her death she was living at Botfield, Glyne Ascent.
Edward Francis J. Ring, born 1899 in Bexhill, died in 1974 in Lambeth. W0238 RING Edward Francis J.
Rose Blanche E. Ring, born 1900 in Bexhill.
First World War Experience
Edward’s service records have not survived but we do have the following article regarding his son, Edward Francis, that gives us some idea of his war history. It appeared in the Bexhill Chronicle dated 7th December 1918.
“Our photographs are of a well-known soldier, Rifleman E. F. J. Ring, son of Mr. and Mrs E. Ring, of 31, Windsor Road, who has recently been wounded, and his father, who is in the Royal Irish Fusiliers. The rifleman joined up at the age of 18, having been at the College of St. Xavier, Liverpool. At the age of 15 he took the Oxford Junior Examination, at 16 Senior honours with first class honours and distinction, and at 17 matriculated, later taking a University examination. We are glad to say that he is now progressing towards recovery and is in hospital at Torquay. Mr. Ring, senior, joined up at the age of 44, and has been home on short leave from the North of England.”