Private Charles Harry Edwicker

Regiment: East Surrey Regiment 8th Battalion
Service No: 33344
Date & place of birth: July 1898, Selham
Date & place of death: 14 October 1917, Belgium

Family background

Private Charles Harry Edwicker was the son of Henry and Charlotte Edwicker. Henry had various occupations including labourer, coachman and gardener. In 1911 he was a gardener living at 336 Grove Street, Petworth.  Charles was the youngest of five sisters and three surviving brothers, the eldest Robert had died aged 21. Two of his brothers, Ernest and Arthur, served in the war and survived.

Military career

Charles enlisted in Chichester into the East Surrey Regiment.

Death & commemoration

Private Charles Harry Edwicker died of wounds on 14 October  1917  aged  19, possibly during the Battle of Passchendaele. He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery and was awarded the British and Victory medals. He is also included on the Tillington memorial.

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