Private 432941, 49th Battalion Canadian Infantry.
Killed in action 13th July 1916, age 22.
Buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), France.
Former student of classics.
Born in 1893 at Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Edwin was the son of Reverend Louie St. Aubin Hasse, a Moravian minister, and his wife Sarah Louisa. He was educated at Fulneck School, Leeds and at Koenigsfeld in Germany. He entered Manchester University in 1910 and was awarded a B.A. in 1914. He was fond of cricket and football. His health began to fail after his studies and he moved to Canada in 1914 to be with his brother where he took up a post on a farmstead near Alberta and was elected to the District Educational Board.
Edwin was in the University Officer Training Corps in from October 1910 to September 1913. His health much improved he enlisted in January 1915 with the Canadian forces for whom he acted as a scout. It was reported that he knew German and one night in Belgium was assigned to shout across no-man’s land in an effort to get the Germans to come over and give themselves up. The Germans replied by firing rifle grenades at the allied lines. He was later killed on 13th July 1916 while engaged in scouting work close to the enemy lines. His commanding officer told his parents: “Your son was one of our scouts, and did excellent work. He was steady, reliable, courageous and highly respected by all. He died as he lived – a very gallant soldier.” His headstone bears the words “One that loved his fellow men”.