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Private E Izzard


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Private Edgar IZZARD, G/11805, 8th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (gun shot wounds, left arm & Back), Flanders France, 5th September 1916.

Born St Johns, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, son of Herbert and Helen Annie Maria Izzard, of Bishop's Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


1911 Census - Bishop's Down House Stables, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent - Herbert Izzard, head, age 37, married, gardener domestic, born Speldhurst, Kent; Helen Annie Maria Izzard, wife, age 40, married 16 years, 2 children, both still alive, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Edgar Izzard, son, age 15, single, golf caddie, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; George Izzard, son, age 14, school, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 20 years & 186 days, height 5ft 4 inches, weight 133lbs. Resided Bishop's Down Stables, Bishop's Down Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Formerly milkman.

Home 1st December 1915 to 14th June 1916; BEF 15th June 1916 to 5th September 1916.

1st December 1915, enlisted; 2nd December 1915, to Army Reserve; 21st January 1916, mobilized; 23rd January 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd January 1916, posted 9 Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th June 1916, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th June 1916, embarked / disembarked; 4th July 1916, joined Battalion In the Field; 3rd September 1916, wounded.

5th February 1917, newspaper cutting supplied by parents - "Pte E Izzard - With reference to the death from wounds of Private E Izzard, reported in our last issue a letter has now been received by the parents from the Sergeant of his Platoon, describing how he was fatally wounded. He was shot by a sniper when returning from Headquarters, where he had safely delivered a message which he had gallantly volunteered to take while a terrific bombardment was in progress. He was a good marksman, and had previously accounted for a few Germans who had been troublesome to the machine gunners. The Sergeant concludes by expressing the deep sympathy of his comrades, and adds that good men like Private Izzard are difficult to replace."

6th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Herbert Izzard, Bishop's Down Stables, Tunbridge Wells; Mother, Helen Annie Maria Izzard, Bishop's Down Stables, Tunbridge Wells; Brothers - George Herbert Izzard, age 22, Bishop's Down Stables, Tunbridge Wells.

Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, IV. A. 16., Mericourt-l'Abbe, France.


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