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The story of Edward James Tobin
Fought in Belgium
The items connected to this story is a photograph of Edward Tobin in the centre of the image. On the right side of the image is a record of commemoration to Edward and on the left side of the image is another commemoration document from the commonwealth war graves commission.
My uncle Edward James Tobin was a career soldier from Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. He was born in 1888 and was married to Una May Queripel Ferguson. During his time with the army, he was stationed with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment and fought in Belgium. While fighting in Belgium, Edward was badly injured and was transported to hospital. He died in the hospital in Switzerland on April 21st 1917 at the age of 29. He is buried in Vevey cemetery, Switzerland.