Edgar Wormald Flinn

Name

Edgar Wormald Flinn

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/11/1916
23

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Second Lieutenant
Royal Field Artillery
50th Battery, 34th Brigade and Royal Flying Corps

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.
France

UK Memorials

Memorial Plaque, St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon
Memorial Plaque, Memorial Hall, Bovingdon

Pre War

Born on 9 Nov 1893 and christened on 2 Dec 1894 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire son of Joseph and Elizabeth Maria (Craner) Flinn. His father died and mother remarried a Frank Johnson and they lived in Herne Bay, Kent in 1901. His mother later lived in Parkhurst, Bovingdon. He was a merchant’s clerk and living in Peckham, London in 1911 but emigrated to Canada as a rancher arriving on 28 Mar 1913 in St Johns, Newfoundland.

Wartime Service

Enlisted on 23 Nov 1914 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada formerly Private 77823, 30th Bn. Canadian Infantry and then obtained a commission in the Royal Artillery in Sep 1915 and was killed in action on the Somme.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Dick West