Edward Randle

Name

Edward Randle

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

29/09/1918
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Rifleman
47704
King's Royal Rifle Corps
1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

NOYELLES-SUR-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
II. B. 16.
France

UK Memorials

Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross
Not on the Ware memorials

Pre War

Born on 1 Sep 1899 and christened on 8 Oct 1899 in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire son of George and Eliza Randle and he was from Hadham Cross and was living in Puddledock, Much Hadham in 1911. At the time of Edward’s enlistment, he was recorded as Born in Great Hadham and living in Ware.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Bedford formerly Tr/13/59014, 20th T.R. Bn. and was killed in action. Notes from the K. R.R.C. Association: The crossings over the Canal de L'Escaut were captured on September 28th and 29th 1918. The K.R.R.C. were involved in heavy fighting around the village of Noyelles. A field gun with its officer and team were taken and several German prisoners were also taken, in their pyjamas! The K.R.R.C. had almost 100 men killed or wounded during this time.

Additional Information

Brother of Private George Randle who died of his wounds on 11th Nov 1914 and is also commemorated on these memorials.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum), Jonty Wild