Edwin Easthope, born in 1920 in Rotherham, is my fourth cousin, once removed and son of Edwin Theophilus Easthope and Ida Elizabeth Childs.
THE ADVERTISER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 7th, 1943.
KILLED IN CANADA.
Information has been received by Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Easthope, of 86, Clough Street, Rotherham, that their youngest son, Leading Aircraftsman Edwin Easthope (R.A.F.V.R.), has been killed while serving in Canada. He joined the Forces in July, 1942, and was drafted to Canada in February, 1943. He was educated at the Thornhill Council and Kimberworth Central Schools, later being employed by Beatson, Clark and Co., Ltd. He was a member of the Masbro’ Independent Chapel and the Boys Brigade. He was also a keen cyclist and motor cyclist.