Berwick St. John War Memorial

Alfred Edwin Messer

Surname: Messer
Other names: Alfred Edwin
Other people in this story:
Robert Messer
Jemima Jane Messer
Locations in this story:
St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France
Arundell Cottages, Rushmore, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Church of St. Peter and Vincula, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire

Story:
Alfred Edwin Messer was born in 1893 in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. He was the son of Robert Messer, a Road Man, and Jemima Jane Messer. He was single. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Gardener and living at 12 Arundell Cottages, Rushmore, Berwick St. John, Wiltsshire. He enlisted as a Rifleman in the Rifle Brigade (Service No. S/3260). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 21st November 1917 and his name appears on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval (Panel 10 and 11). He is remembered on the memorial plaque inside the church at Berwick St. John.

He is also remembered in Tollard Royal on the War Memorial and on the Roll of Honour inside the Church of St. Peter and Vincula in the village.

Images:
  • St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John 01
  • Berwick St John War Memorial
  • Tollard Royal War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives