Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment 16th Battalion
Service No: G/14143
Date & place of birth: November 1896, Easebourne
Date & place of death: 21 September 1918, France
Private Edmund John Hedger was the son of William and Harriet Hedger, of High Haly, Petworth. His father was a waggoner and in 1911 the family were living at High Hoes, just to the south of Petworth. Edmund was the eldest of four children; he had two sisters Eliza and Emma and a brother William.
Private Edmund John Hedgerenlisted in Chichester into the Royal Sussex.
Death & commemoration
Private Edmund John Hedgerwas killed in action on 21 September 1918 aged 21. He was awarded the British and Victory medals. He is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial.