Edmund Thomas Ephgrave

Name

Edmund Thomas Ephgrave
1886

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

12/10/1916

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Company Serjeant Major
7982
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
II. J. 37.
France

Headstone

>None

UK Memorials

Harmer Green & Digswell Memorial, Harmer Green, St John's Church Memorial Plaque, Digswell, Not on the Stevenage memorials

Pre War

Edmund Thomas Ephgrave was born in 1886 in Digswell, Herts, the son of Thomas and Eleanor Ephgrave. 


On the 1891 Census the family were living in Digswell where his father was a Groom and Domestic Gardener. They remained there in 1901 and Edmund was working as agricultural labourer. By 1911 Edmund had joined the Army and was a Lance Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment.


He married Alice Maud Henderson and they had one child Edmund Douglas born 25 .1.15, and lived at 53 Walkern Road, Stevenage, Herts. 

Wartime Service

Being a serving soldier he would have been one of the first to be sent to France and arrived there on 6 October 1914.


He was promoted to Acting Company Sergeant Major. They were in action on the Menin Road by the middle of October. He was killed during the Battle of Le Transloy. 


Additional Information

His widow received a war gratuity of £19 10s and pay owing of £7 10s 3d. She also received a pension of £1 3s 9d a week from 30 April 1917.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Jonty Wild