Born to a working class household in Southern England, Edward had three main adorations in life, those being family, football and friends. Edward wasn’t the kind of lad that wanted everything set out for him and through his childhood his main aim was making his parents proud whether it was through exemplary school work or participating in the local community. When he was 15 his father introduced him to action cinema, the genre immediately enthralled Edward with heavy violence, guns and exotic destinations around the world. For the next couple of years his focus on football shifted to research into the military and how to enlist; he decided to join the cadets until an older age, all the while devoting his out of school life to preparing himself for things to come. Although his mother was against the Idea of joining the service his father encouraged him to trust his own judgement and choose his path in life. At the age of 18 Edward left his hometown behind to enlist in the Armed Forces, training was to be one of the most gruelling experiences he had endured in life but it was successful in shaping his future for the better.
When he finally earnt his rank Edward much anticipated his first overseas deployment and, following a couple of months his regiment was tasked with peace keeping operations in Kosovo up until the signing of the declaration of independence, it was on this deployment that Edward was introduced to war, watching first hand the effect that poverty and imposed fear had on a once thriving country. Edward made no qualms about enjoying his first deployment as it it changed him as a person after witnessing the events that unfolded on a day to day basis. Edward soon came to the realisation that no training can truly prepare you for such horrors but only provide for you the basic means to cope and move on. Edwards military career saw him promoted into various leadership positions but it never proved to be enough to support himself at home, eventually he moved away into the private contracting business. Previously made connections with other disgruntled service men secured him a position at a notorious multinational PMC titled Valk Solutions. He soon found himself protecting the overseas interests of the Americans in Baku, Azerbaijan coordinating Valk's security for the US Embassy.