Hello Michael Sorry but this is not my grandfather as he was born in Widnes in 1893.He is the 7 yr old on the 1901 census though.His father, another Edwin, was born in St Austell in 1863, so it's not him either.The Edwin born 1881 is probably related in some way though.There were a lot of Truscotts in the area around that time, and we know many of them were related. At least two Truscott brothers migrated to Widnes and raised large families there.
My grandfather Edwin Truscott joined up in 1913(age 20)and was a Sapper in the Royal Engineers, 2nd West Lancs Field Co.R.E., 55th West Lancs Division, West Lancs Brigade. Regimental No 6587 and/or 428757.I have got his military record showing that he was reported missing on 12.8.1916 and listed as a "prisoner of war from list no.X30828 of 23.10.16 furnished by the German Goverment".
The papers are stamped "Repatriated prisoners of war" and he was Disembodied on Demobilisation 20.3.1919.
I have got his medal card recorded Victory Roll RE/101 B221 page 54758 remarks 428757 disemb 20-3-19 15 Star Roll RE/7b3 page 3959