Edward D (prob E) Camp

Name

Edward D (prob E) Camp

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

10/10/1917
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
39169
Leicestershire Regiment
8th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Panel 50 to 51.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross

Pre War

Born in 1897 in Debden, Essex son of Henry and Emily Camp later of Hoppitts Cottage, Kettle Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. He worked at Old Hall Farm, before enlisting at Hertford

Wartime Service

He is listed as being with the 4th Leicestershire Regiment on the Much Hadham memorial, but the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's records show him as being with the 8th Leicestershire Regiment. He had only been in France two months before he was killed. 8th Leicestershire Regimental History: By the end of September the Leicestershire Regiment were on the Ypres Salient, during the 3rd Battle of Ypres. On October 1st the Germans launched a counterattack. This struck upon the British front line where the 8th Leicestershire Battalion were and they suffered very heavy casualties. The allied forces pushed the Germans back and on October 9th the British advanced on Poelkapelle, then on the 12th, Passchendaele. Edward was killed in action.

Acknowledgments

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