LEAVING CHELTENHAM ..............and all that was dear

 

 

White House Cemetery

St Jean-les-Ypres, Belgium

Location:  North east of Ypres, Belgium

Visited:   See Note below

"Cheltonians" buried in this Cemetery:   1

CWGC Information Sheet on this cemetery can be viewed here

 

 

Cheltonians buried in this Cemetery

Pte Edgar Gideon WICKSEY, 123rd Pioneer Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force is buried in Plot I, Row A, Grave 36.  

 

He was killed in action, aged 28, on 10th November 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele, Belgium.

 

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial, the St Paul's Church War Memorial and the Bethesda Church Roll of Honour.

 

His parents, Gideon and Mary Ann Wicksey, resided at 3 Park Place, Cheltenham.   His great-granddaughter, Mrs Jesse Melhuish,  resides in Toronto, Canada.

 

The inscription on the headstone reads " BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD"

 

Pte Edgar Gideon Wicksey

123rd Pioneer Battalion CEF

1889 - 1917

Notes:

1.   Mr Aurel Sercu is acknowledged and thanked for taking the photos of the cemetery and headstone in November 2004.

 

 

 

 

Page last updated:   8th January 2009

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