Edwin Firth remembered

Posted by Mark Wlikinson on 3 June 2021

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Edwin Firth with the Foden s brass band 1447343

Tuesday 1st June marked the 103rd anniversary of the death of Edwin Firth, Principal Cornet of Foden's who was sadly killed whilst serving Country.

On 1st June 1918, Edwin's Regiment was at Varennes, north west of Amiens.  Edwin's Platoon had finished its spell of duty in the trenches and on this particular night it was his turn to act as guide to bring in the relieving party. Edwin safely made their base but, on the journey back to the trenches a shell exploded killing Edwin and most of his comrades - he was only 29.

To mark the occasion a service was held at his resting place. Please see below links

https://fb.me/e/1qsEuTx6o

https://www.fodensbandheritage.co.uk/about-us/articles/edwin-firth-cornet/

https://www.fodensbandheritage.co.uk/resources/images/edwin-firth-centenary-concert-june-2018/

Foden's band maintains a world class reputation for providing entertainment in the field of brass music with a tradition and unique style Mark Wilkinson