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  • ID: I4236
  • Name: Edmond Ernest Charles Wellesley
  • Prefix: Captain
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 JUL 1886 in Alton, Hampshire 1
  • Death: 30 APR 1916 in Canal Bank, Ypres, Belgium, Killed In Action 1
  • Burial: La Brique cemetery No. 2, near St Jean, Grave Ref: I. N. 22.
  • Note:
  • Page: volume 2, page 2972
    At the time of his enrolment in the First World War, he was 5ft 9 , girth 38 inches, and weight 142 lbs and his trade was as a Planter (in Ceylon).

    He had previously been in the Ceylon Rifles (Vol) which he resigned from in 1911 and was now living at Bramley Grange near Guildford.

    He first enlisted in the Royal Fusiliers as a Private in the First World War aged 28 on the 22nd December 1914. He was then in the Royal West Kent from 18/1/1915 to
    31/12/1915. He then received a commission as a Captain in the 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment on
    the 5th December 1915.

    He married Gwendoline Samuels of Eden Field, Llanfairfechan, on the 6th April 1916 at All Saints,
    Margaret Street, Marylebone. The witnesses were her father John Samuels (Major in the Royal Garrison Artillery who won the Victoria Cross according to Burke?s peerage) and his mother Florence Burr. The clergyman was his step-father Arthur J Burr. He returned to the Front on the 13th April and the same month was killed by a shell at 9.30pm on the Canal bank near Ypres on the 30th April 1916.

    He is buried in the middle of La Brique cemetery No. 2, near St Jean, 1 miles North East of Ypres.
    Grave Ref: I. N. 22

    Probate:
    Wellesley, Edmond Ernest Charles of Bramley Grange near Guildford captain 9th Norfolk regiment died 30 April 1916 in France. Administration (with Will) London 26 July to Gwendolyn Wellesley widow. Effects 221 17s. 6d.

    Biography see:

    http://www.stanwardine.com/genepic/Edmond_Wellesley.pdf

    (Ref 2C/156)


    Captain Edmond Wellesley





    Memorial at Christ chuch, Llanfairfechan. Photo courtesy of Peter Jones

    At the bottom of the tablet is engraved 'THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS SORROWING WIDOW'
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  • Change Date: 22 JAN 2016 at 19:48:42



    Father: Edmond Ernest Charles Wellesley b: 25 APR 1858 in Aston, Warwickshire
    Mother: Florence Sarah Louisa Platt b: 11 MAR 1860

    Marriage 1 Gwendolyn Samuels b: 11 JUL 1889 in Llanfairfechan, Caernarvon, Wales
    • Married: 6 APR 1916 in Marylebone, London (ref 1A/1319)

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes
      Author: Editor: Mosley, Charles
      Publication: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, Crans, Switzerland, 1999
      Abbrev: Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition
      Page: volume 2, page 2972
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes
      Author: Editor: Mosley, Charles
      Publication: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, Crans, Switzerland, 1999
      Abbrev: Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition
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