Edward Ralph Demmery

Memorial: Kingswood Methodist Church

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 52299

Parents: Ernest and Caroline Demmery

Home address: 54 Lodge Road, Kingswood, Bristol

Date of birth: 1899

Place of birth: St. George, Bristol

Date of death: 17/04/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, Nord, France and commemorated on Kingswood Methodist Memorial

Age: 19

Further information:

Edward was born in St. George in Bristol, the son of a bootmaker and a middle child of seven with three brothers and three sisters.

Edward would have enlisted on his 18th birthday at the beginning of 1917 and is likely to have fought in the Battles of Arras and Ypres before being killed in action on 17/04/1918 during The First Battle of Kemmel Ridge. This battle was one of the Battles of The Lys (7th to the 29th of April 1918) which resulted in 119,000 allied casualties. Edward was reburied at Bailleul after the Armistice when soldiers’ graves were brought in from the neighbouring battlefields. Edward served with the 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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