Lance Corporal Edward Baines was a native of Knossington and brought up in Whissendine, the son of Allen Baines. He enlisted with the 5th Battalion Leicesteshire Regiment on 14 April 1915 and went out to France in May 1916, later transferring to the North Staffordshire Regiment. He died on 22 March 1918 in the German Spring Offensive, leaving a wife, Emma, and two children living in Easton on the Hill. Edward is buried at HAC Cemetery, Ecoust St. Mein, grave I.F.17, and is also remembered on the war memorial in Whissendine.
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