Other names: Edward Henry
Locations in this story: Chettle, DorsetFrance & FlandersLillers Communal Cemetery, Lillers, Pas de Calais, FranceFarnham, DorsetBlandford
Story: Edward Henry Davidge was born in 1899 in Chettle, Dorset. He was the son of Harry Charles Davidge, a Domestic Groom, and Ellen Ann Davidge (née Foster). His siblings included Herbert Charles, born in 1891, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census Edward was single, a scholar and living in the family home at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted in Blandford as a Private and joined the 1st Battalion of the Welsh Guards (Service No. 970). (N.B. His christian names are reversed in the military records.) He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died of wounds on 7th Ocober 1915 and was buried at Lillers Communal Cemetery, Lillers, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. IV.C.10). He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial in St. Lawrence's Church.