Chatteris WW1 Soldier John Edgeley 40129. Chatteris Remembers Biography
John Edgley Private, 40129, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment Died: 20th November 1917 John Edgley was the oldest of the 9 children of John and Mary, who in 1911 lived in Pound Street. John was born in 1886 and at the time was a farm labourer, like his father and 5 brothers. John joined the army on 1st March 1916 in Cambridge and his service record suggests he was in the Derby Regiment, although by the time he died he was serving in the Norfolk Regiment. The cemetery he is buried in was near two casualty clearing stations that took casualties from the trenches near to the Hindenburg Line near the Somme River. John died of wounds on 20th November 1917 and is buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Cemetery . Project File Contains • CWGC Roll of Honour • Service Record • Photos of his grave • ”Soldiers Died’ • 1911 Census • Medal Roll.
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