Born in 1898, Edward was the eldest son of Isaac Bousfield (from Brough) and Mary (from Newbiggin). Isaac worked as a Shepherd. Edward had at least 8 brothers and sisters.
Edward married Florence Robinson in 1918. It is believed that Edward died in 1973 aged 74.
For comprehensive details of Edward's Military Service and sources for the information about Edward, go to thefallenservicemenofsouthwestcountydurham.com