Edward Postle

#19932, b. December 1876, d. March 1941

Individual's Timeline

Birth2 October 1876Edward Postle1
Birth RegDecember 1876Edward Postle2
Christening26 January 1877Edward Postle1
Marriage1908Edward Postle
Marriage24 December 1908Edward Postle3
19391939Edward Postle4
Death RegMarch 1941Edward Postle5

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Brushes with the LAW

In 1889 he was birched and gaoled for 1 day for stealing a jacket; in 1894 he was bound over for stealing 14/-; in 1909 he was goaled for 9 months hard for defraueding Edith GILL, Ada TAYLOR and Frances Elizabeth HORSLEY in Normanton.

In 1914 he was charged for stealing 18/5d from William SMITH in Normanton.

Brushes with the LAW

was noted as being in confinement of the civil power. He was convicted and sentenced to 6 months.3

Anecdote - Musings and Reasonings

Research note (complicated): DOB in 1939 was said to be 12/9/1879. HOWEVER, there is no birth registration for any Edward POSTLE in this year. He appears to have kept this year of birth as it shows this in 1911 census and when he died. Thsi meant it was worth having a serios look at all the census records. In 1881 Yarmouth he was 4, in 1891 same place he was 15, when he signed up for the army also in Yarmouth 14th Feb 1896 he was 18 years and 5 months old, when in fact he was really 19 years and 5 months. His father was William POSTLE of Yaxley Sq., and his marriage is shown withing the records.

So we now know where the 'error' crept in. His adress in 1912 was 11 Horner's Place, Buckle Lane, Normanton.

Military Career

Records show that Edward Postle served in the armed forces. Edward joined the 4th Bat. of the Norfolk Regiment in 1896. Gr transferred to the reserve in 1904 and rejoined in 1908. He was noted as being in confinement of the Civil Power for 6 months , released 7th June 1910, and he was discharged in 1912. His family is described as Father William, elder brother William, younger brother George and wife Edith. Edith was Edith Maud HOLDEN and the marriage was 1908 in York. One child, Edward Charles born in Wakefield 16th Jan 1910. His intended place of residence on discharge was to be Normanton Yorkshire where we found him in 1911. His conduct was stated to have been very good

In 1914 he was recalled in Pontefract (aged 36) and appears to have served in the Labour Corps. In 1918 he was in Huddersfield Hospital for a month with a bad back, having fallen in a quarry.

Voter Enrolements


  • 1896, Joined the Norfolk Regiment
  • 1898-1904, India
  • 1912, after serving 16 years. It is intersting to note that his conduct was said to be Very Good. Surprising seeing as he spent 6 months in civilian prison during his 16 years with the colours. He returned (possibly because he was in the reserves) to work in the Labour Corps in 1914, where he was working until after 1918.

Children of Edward Postle and Edith Maud Holder


  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas Tr
    RegisterNumber     349
    DateOfBirth     02 Oct 1876
    BaptismDate     26 Jan 1877
    Forename     Edward
    Sex     -
    FatherForename     William
    MotherForename     Ellen
    FatherSurname     POSTELL
    FatherOccupation     Labourer
    FileNumber     16849.
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      EDWARD
    Last name      POSTLE
    Birth year      1876
    Birth quarter      4
    Registration month      -
    Mother's last name      -
    District      YARMOUTH
    County      Norfolk
    Country      England
    Volume      4B
    Page      19
    Record set      England & Wales births 1837-2006
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Births & baptisms
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  3. "British attestation records from ancetry.com and findmypast.com."
  4. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Postle Household (4 People) 43 King Street , Normanton U.D., Yorkshire (West Riding), England

         First name(s)      Last name(s)      DOB      Sex      Occupation      Marital status      Schedule      Schedule Sub Number      
         M Edith (Maud)      Postle      26 Oct 1882      Female      Unpaid Domestic Duties      Married      192      2      
         Edward      Postle      15 Sep 1879      Male      Locomotive Boiler Tuber Incapacitated      Married      192      1      
         Charles Edward      Postle      16 Jan 1910      Male      Gents Clothing Salesman      Single      192      3      
         George William      Postle      06 Dec 1912      Male      Assistant To Chemical Engineer      Single      192      4      

    Ref: RG101/3690G/016/10 Letter Code: KNWF.
  5. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Death
    Name:      POSTLE, Edward
    Registration District: Help      Lower Agbrigg
    County:      Yorkshire
    Year of Registration:      1941
    Quarter of Registration:      Jan-Feb-Mar
    Age at death:      62
    Volume No:      9C
    Page No:      148.
  6. Census data as per CD, Edward Postle      4
    Ellen Postle      36
    Ellen Postle      9
    Maud Postle      
    Rose Postle      2
    William Postle      36
    William Postle      7.
  7. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "
    West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers, 1840-1962 about Edward Charles Postle
    Name:      Edward Charles Postle
    Year:      1933
    Country:      England
    County:      West Yorkshire
    Parliamentary Division:      Normanton
    Place of Abode:      11 Horner Place
    Reference Number:      NORM:13/9."
  8. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Owner: Laurie Burley."