BRITT, Edward George

Royal Warwickshire. 11 June 1916

Edward Britt was born at Hastings but was living in Halesowen when he was an early volunteer for the 14th (Service) Battalion of the Warwicks, the 1st Birmingham Pals. They crossed the Channel to France in November 1915 and acquired familiarity with trench life at Vaux-sur-Somme. It was a grim winter and many of the troops suffered from measles. After recovery they joined the 5th Division in the relatively quiet line near Arras. However, shelling intensified and patrols were frequent when they were in the front line. Just before the 11th June they had to deal with a heavy trench raid and the exploding of three German mines nearby. Shelling was frequent and on the 11th June Private Edward Britt was killed in action. He is buried in the Faubourg d'Amiens cemetery (I D 32) and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.

Commemorated at:

Halesowen St. John

Halesowen St. John

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB

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