Chatteris WW1 Soldier Edward John Poole 245814. Chatteris Remembers Biography
Pte Edward John Poole 245814, 1st/2nd Bn London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) Died: 13 October 1918 Edward John Poole was born about 1900 in Middlesex. In 1901 h000000e lived with his parents ,Thomas and Kate, in Hackney. Thomas Poole, Edward’s father was a Chatteris man. In 1911 the family lived at 34 Wellington Rd, Stoke Newington. Edward’s older brother, Thomas Charles, also died in the Great War. Edward enlisted in Whitehall, initially joining the 19th London Regiment (No 616763) before being transferred to the 1/2nd battalion. Edward was killed in action on 13th October 1918 when his battalion took the village of Aubigny au Bas to the North of Cambrai. The Germans counter attacked with great force on this day. Edward had only been in France for a fortnight before he was killed. He is buried at Naves Communal Cemetery Extension. The plot in which he lies was made after the armistice by the concentration of graves from small cemeteries around Cambrai. Project File Contains • CWGC Certificate • 1911, 1901 Census • Cambs Times 22 Nov 1918 inc photo • Soldiers Died • Extract of battalion details on 13th October 1918
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