Edwin Baram was born in York in 1884, the stepson of the late Mark Baram and Rebecca Penrose. Mark Baram had been born in 1847, but died in 1884, Rebecca was also born in 1847. Mark had ten children, Thomas, Mary, William, Robert, John, Charles, Richard, Esther and Joshua and Edwin.
Edwin Baram signed up for military service in Hull, regimental service number 12017, and officially joined the military on 10th September 1915 as a private. Baram was sent straight to serve in France, and he was later promoted to Lance Sergeant, and was a member of the 10th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment.
He was killed in World War One when he died of his wounds on 30th March 1918, at the age of 34. He is buried at the Cambrai East Military Cemetery, with just over 500 other Commonwealth dead. The cemetery also has the graves of over 10,000 German soldiers.