Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Edgar Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Edgar
Other people in this story:
Harry Wareham
Lydia Laura Rideout Wareham nee Wareham
Oliver Cecil Wareham
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Clouds Stables, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Milton Park, Milton Abbas, Blandford, Dorset

Edgar Wareham was born in 1887 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 16th October, 1887. He was the son of Harry Wareham, a Groom, and Lydia Laura Rideout Wareham (nee Wareham). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and was working as a Game Keeper at Milton Park, Milton Abbas, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted in Manchester as a Private in the Manchester Regiment (Service No. 2993). He was later posted to the 1st/8th Battalion of the Regiment (New Service No. 300699). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He was with 'C' Company when he went missing presumed dead on 30th August 1918 and his name appears on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Nord Pas De Calais, France (Panel 9). At the time of his death his mother was living at Clouds Stables, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.   His brother, Oliver Cecil Wareham, served and survived the conflict.

  • East Knoyle War Memorial

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