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Second Lieutenant Edgar William Venner

The Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) attached 16th (1st City) Bn, The Manchester Regiment, 90th Brigade, 30th Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: The Priory Church of St Mary and St Michael

Burial/Commemoration: Thiepval Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action on the Somme, France 9/7/16

Next of Kin: Youngest son of Mr and Mrs I R Venner of Mornington, Malvern Link

Education: Worcester Royal Grammar School

Previous Employment: At Malvern Hydro

Edgar Venner was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs I R Venner, The Hollies, Malvern Link, brother to Irwin Price Venner of Mornington, Malvern Link where Edgar Venner also lived. He was educated at Worcester Royal Grammar School [1] and both he and his brother volunteered for service in the Public Schools Bn, Royal Fusiliers [2]. He was commissioned into the Royal West Kent Regiment [3] in October 1915. No news was heard from him after the 9/7/16 duing heavy fighting on the Somme [4]. He was reported missing, and presumed killed in action in April the following year. He has no known grave.

Malvern News 21/4/17


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[1] Worcester Royal Grammar School: http://www.rgsw.org.uk/

[2] Royal Fusiliers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Fusiliers

[3] Royal West Kent Regiment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Own_Royal_West_Kent_Regiment

[4] Somme: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Somme

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