EDE, Ernest Grant

Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy,Born 15th February 1883, enlisted into navy 4th July 1904 and was killed in action on HMS Pellew when in action in the North Sea, December 12th 1917 aged 35. Nephew of W Moore Ede, D,D., Dean of Worcester Cathedral and son of Commander R.N. Francis Gordon and Minnie Ede, of Paignton, Devon, England; husband of Winifred Louise Ede, of Weber, Pembroke,
Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

His son, Flying Officer 33307, Herman Francis Grant Ede, 263 Squadron, Royal Air Force, killed in action 8th June 1940 following the German invasion of Norway Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey

Ernest's brother Trooper Edward Francis Gordon of the Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry. Son of James Gordon and Minnie Ede. James Ede was a retired Royal Navy Commander who was the Harbourmaster at Ilfracombe. Born in Scotland in 1883. Volunteered and left for Aldershot 6 Jan 1901 at the age of 18 It is not known if he was killed

This memorial is part of a window in the cloisters of Worcester Cathedral

Edward Francis Gordon Ede was not killed in the Boer War. In 1913 he purchased the land he had been living on since 1910 near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. He and my great grandmother were married in 1909. They had three children before he died on March 17, 1915 at 33 years of age.

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