BORN BEVERLEY 1887. SON OF CHARLES HENRY TANN (1857-1917) AND FANNY DAY. HE MARRIED DAISY MAY WELBURN (1893-1968), AT BEVERLEY, IN 1910. THEY LIVED AT 14 ST ANDREW STREET, BEVERLEY, WITH THEIR THREE SONS, EDWARD, CHARLES AND ROY. EMPLOYED AS A TANNER’S LABOURER. HE ENLISTED IN BEVERLEY, WITH JOHN DAVIS. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 1507, YORKSHIRE HUSSARS. POSTED TO FRANCE, ON 18/04/1915. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION, ON 15/09/1916, AGED 29. JOHN DAVIS WAS KILLED IN THE SAME ATTACK.
EDMUND’S NAME IS LISTED ON THE BEVERLEY’S WW1 MEMORIAL, MEMORIAL GARDENS. HE IS BURIED ON THE SOMME, AT ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS WIDOW, DAISY MAY (BENNETT). SHE REMARRIED A CIVILIAN, ON 21/04/1918.
Edward (Edmund) Holmes Day was born in Beverley in 1887. He married Daisy May Welburn in 1910. They had three sons. He was employed as a tanner’s labourer.
Edmund enlisted with the Yorkshire Regiment in April 1915 and soon found himself in France as part of the 150th Brigade, 50th Northumbrian division.
He was involved in the Battles of the Somme and following the clearance of Delville Wood a deep advance was made towards Flers. The British using tanks for the first time in the battle known as Flers Courcelette, it was on the first day of this battle that he was killed in action. He lies in the Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, France and is commemorated on the East Riding Memorial in Beverley Minster, the War Memorial in Hengate and on the Hodgson’s Tannery Roll of Honour.