Gunner Edward Mudge

Service Army Service No. 1762
Rank Gunner
Regiment:Royal Field Artillery, 4th Wessex Brigade
Date of Birth: 22/08/1896
Born Dawlish
Date of Death: 28/04/1915
Memorial: Dawlish Memorial Inscription

Service History

In time, Edward joined the 4th Wessex Brigade, Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery, and was a gunner with service number 1762. If he had given his true age when enlisting, that would have been no earlier than Q3,1914.

The following report appeared in the Western Times on Monday 3 May, 1915:

“The internment took place on Saturday afternoon in Dawlish Cemetery, of Edward Mudge, of the 4th Wessex, R.F.A., who died at Dawlish Red Cross Hospital on the previous Thursday."
The UK Register of Soldiers' Effects shows cause of death to have been Brights disease, a chronic inflammation of blood vessels in the kidneys.

Association with Dawlish

Edward Mudge was the youngest child of Charles Mudge (1861-1896),a general labourer, and Ellen Blackmore (1866- ) who were married in Exeter in Q1 1888. (N.A. Q1, 1888, vol 5b, p174).

Edward was born in 2 Queen Lane, on 22 August 1896 and registered by his mother with the single name, Edward.

Ellen Mudge married again in Q3, 1910 to Thomas E Williams (1846-1915), a bootmaker who was a widower after his first wife, Jane, (1846-1895) had died.(N.A. Vol 5b, p62, Q3, 1895).
In 1911, Thomas and Ellen Williams were living at 37 Manor Row, Dawlish with Edwin Mudge, 14, an errand boy to a fishmonger.

Devon Roll of Honour Mudge, Edward, Gunner, R.F.A. no date or location shown
Additional Information Commonwealth War Graves Site
Devon Heritage Site

Next of Kin: Ellen Mudge, later Williams(1910) and later Carter(1917), mother
Last Known Address: 37 Manor Row, Dawlish

Edward Mudge headstone, Dawlish Cemetery

Royal Field Artillery cap badge

Royal Field Artillery gun crew (source IWM)

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Birth Certificate

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UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects