Private Edward Reginald Daubney

Private Edward Reginald Daubney.
Edward Daubney was the eldest son of Edward and Ada Daubney of 17, Glyn Avenue, Doncaster.
He was educated at the British School and studied at the Technical School before being employed on the office staff of the Great Northern Railway Locomotive Department at the Plant Works.
He was a chorister at Doncaster Parish Church.
An accomplished pianist, he gained the diploma of the Trinity College of Music in 1911. He was a close friend of Frank Earnshaw, another keen musician, who was killed in action on 20th May 1916 at the age of 18.
When the military were quartered in Doncaster before he joined up his services were frequently requested at soldiers’ concerts.
He enlisted with 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment in March 1915 and after training was sent to Gallipoli in August. While in the trenches he contracted dysentery followed by septic poisoning. After treatment in hospital he was embarked for England but died during the voyage on the hospital ship Aquitania. The date of his death was 4th December 1915.
At the request of his parents he was returned to Doncaster for interment.
The funeral took place at Christ Church with full military honours.
He was 21 years old.

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