7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
He was the son of Robert Edgar, Dromore, Co. Down. He entered CCB in September 1895 and played for the Cricket 1st XI in 1897.
John attended QUB and Royal University Ireland, where he studied law. He was called to bar in 1904 and was one of only 25 Barristers on the list of Irish dead who was called to both the Irish and English Bars.
It is recorded that he had just returned off leave a matter of hours when he was struck on the back of head by shrapnel outside his dug-out. John is buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm). His name also appears on the War Memorial at Queen's University Belfast.
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