Edkins, Job (Joby)

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 21
Date of birth: c1895

Parents: William and Harriett Edkins
Wife: Single
Address: 91 Saltisford, Warwick

Occupation: Assisting father as a Barge Boatman

We were unable to determine who this person was until we found the following Shrine Slip in Warwick County Records Office:

Job Edkins Shrine Application

1911 Census records show the following details for Job’s family:

Their address is 91 Saltisford and the father is William Edward (54) and mother Harriett (45).  William is a Barge Boatman

Job is 16 and described as “assistant in the work” – presumably of his father.  His older brother William H. (19) is also described in this way.  The other members of the household are Florence Jane (25), Thomas (11), Harry (8), Harriett (7), and a nephew Frederick Job (1 year 7 months).

The nephew, Frederick Job is the son of Frederick Job Snr and Ann (nee Willoughby) and presumed to be visiting the household on census day.

The 1901 census shows two further family members Mary – who at the time was 13 and two years younger than Florence – and William E. (3 years old).  This is slightly strange as there were two Williams, both recorded as sons, on the same census.

It appears from this notice in the paper, that Job died at home.
Warwick Advertiser 21st October 1916 – Deaths
EDKINS – On the 9th inst, at 91 Saltisford, Warwick, Joby Edkins, aged 21 years

Military Service

Rank & Number: , 1506
Regiment/Service: 4th Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Date of death: 9th October 1916
Cause of death/Battle:
Commemorated locally at:


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Shrine Application and Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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