Edwin Joseph Flack

Name

Edwin Joseph Flack

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

11/07/1918
27

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Bombardier
890171
Royal Field Artillery
A Bty. 270th Bde.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

GAZA WAR CEMETERY
XXXII. F. 4.
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial
St Mary The Virgin Church Memorial Plaque, Stanstead St Margaret’s

Pre War

Born in November 1890 Son of Edward and Elizabeth Flack of Chapel Lane (now Cappell Lane) Stanstead Abbotts, with sisters Mary and Mabel and brothers Frederick and Ernest. Edward was a wheelwright and Edwin was a local gardener.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Hertford and joined Royal Field Artillery, A Battery, 270th Brigade. Sent to France in November 1915. Served in France and Belgium until 1917 when they were posted to Palestine where the war against the Ottoman Empire was taking place. As he was not shown as killed or died of wounds he may have died from sickness as malaria and typhus were not uncommon.

Acknowledgments

Terry Collins