Mourned as dead since 1919, Mr William Edwards
has returned to his wife and home at Fulbourn. As a soldier in the
Army Ordnance Corps, he was reported missing in India after the
Armistice. Mrs. Edwards received his medals and was awarded a pension
of 28s 6d a week. She is 70 years of age and her husband is 56.
"He went away in 1916 to India," she said "I had
heard nothing from him since he was reported missing until he was
brought home from Cambridge by his sister on Friday night.
"There was a knock at the door, I opened it. His
sister said, 'Here's brother Billy, Edie,' and I saw my husband.
His unannounced return was a great shock. He tells me that he has
suffered from loss of memory, and he cannot remember very much now.
When he tries to remember his head hurts him."
Mr George Edwards said his brother had stated that
he was in hospital for a year, and he could not remember at that
time who he was. He had been working in India, and he paid £40 with
his savings for his passage home.
Mr William Edwards found his way from the docks
to his brother's house at Cambridge, and was taken from there to
his wife. A general labourer before the war, he was employed at
Woolwich Arsenal early in the war, and then joined the Army Ordnance