Regiment or Ship: Royal Army Medical Corps
Service Number(s): 46518
Occupation: Grocer’s Assistant
Date of Birth: 1893
Place of Birth: London
Address: 8 Amherst Road, Bexhill on Sea
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In the 1911 Census Edgar was living with his uncle, who subsequently adopted him. The family were:
Frank Lemmon Batchelor and Emily Louisa Batchelor who had three daughters:- Ethel May, Eva, and Hilda. At the time of the census Edgar was working as a Grocer’s Assistant as was Frank.
In April 1918 Edgar married Gertrude Amy Pocock and the announcement in the local newspaper read:-
“The wedding took place at the Parish Church [St. Peter’s] on Monday last of Sergeant E. C. Batchelor, RAMC, adopted son of Mr and Mrs Frank Lemmon Batchelor, 8, Amherst Road, Bexhill, and Miss Gertrude Amy Pocock, daughter of Mr. J. L. Pocock, Old Town, Bexhill. The Rev. H. W. Maycock was the officiating minister.”
First World War Experience
Edgar enlisted on 27th July 1915 and was sent to France. He was wounded in November 1917 but, as his Service Records have not survived, we have no further details. He joined the RAMC as a Private and was promoted to Sergeant.
Edgar was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the 15 Star.