Henry 'Harry' Edwards was born in 1898, the son of Henry and Mary Alice Edwards, of 152 Marsh Lane, Bootle, Lancashire.
He was employed as a sculleryman in the Stewards' Department on board the
Lusitania and was killed when she was sunk. He was aged 17 years.
His body was never recovered and identified afterwards, so he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.
He is also commemorated on the municipal war memorial in Stanley Road, Bootle, Merseyside. His name is not on a bronze panel on the main memorial, but on a semi-circular wall around it, where later additions are displayed.
Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1901 Census of England and Wales, 1911 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.