Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

Research and Resources around the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry during WWI

Lance Corporal Frederick Charles Edginton

The details below are from the Cowley Road Methodist Church Centre

Frederick Charles Edginton was the only son of Edward and Emma Edginton of Crescent Road, Cowley. He worked as a compositor at the Church Army Press in Oxford. He played in the Church Army Press cricket and football teams and was a member of the choir at Wesley Hall.

He joined the Territorials in September 1914 and became a Lance Corporal in the 2nd/4th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. He was invalided home in Autumn 1916 but returned to France on Christmas Day. He was killed in action near St Julien in Belgium during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) on 22 August 1917 at the age of 26.

Name: EDGINTON, FREDERICK CHARLES
Initials: F C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd/4th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Service No: 200689
Additional information: Son of Edward George and Emma Edginton, of 26, Crescent Rd., Cowley, Oxford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 96 to 98.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Please see:

The Attack on Pond Farm, 22nd August, 1917

The Attack On Pond Farm and Other Strong Posts, 21st -24th August 1917

Attack on Strongpoints, South East of St. Julian, 22nd August 1917

The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

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