Edgar William Sidney Damen

Name

Edgar William Sidney Damen

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

07/04/1917
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Rifleman
592885
London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)
1st/18th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 54
Belgium

UK Memorials

Stanstead Abbotts Village Memorial

Pre War

Born 1891 Weymouth Dorset, lived at 29 Chelmsford Street, Weymouth with parents Edward and Phyllis Damen and 2 brothers Walter and Victor and sister Lily. Edgar described his occupation as an outfitters porter. In August 1911 he married Eliza Longsdail in Weymouth. At time of death his address was South Street, Stanstead Abbotts.

Wartime Service

Joined 16th Battalion, London Regt. (London Irish Rifles). Unit in 3rd Battle of Ypres April 1917. On night of April 7th his unit carried out a minor attack on enemy positions successfully but owing to a delay in withdrawing his unit came under heavy artillery fire and Edgar was killed.

Acknowledgments

Terry Collins