ROUND, Edward

Worcestershire. 21 April 1917

Edward Round was the son of the late Edmund and Sarah Round and was married to Gertrude Round of 47 King Street, Dudley. He volunteered for the Worcesters and was commissioned to the 4th Battalion in 1917. He was faced almost immediately by the 1917 Battle of Arras. From the 14th April they were engaged in a fierce struggle for the fortified village of Monchy-le-Preux. Both British and German forces planned attacks which took place within an hour of each other. Many casualties were taken but the Worcesters managed to retreat to Arras and enter trenches close to an artillery unit at Feuchy Chapel cross-roads. This proved dangerous when German counter-battery fire hit these trenches on the 21st. General Cayley was wounded and Second Lieutenant Edward Round was killed. He was 36 years of age and is buried in Feuchy Chapel Cemetery, Wancourt, (I B 3) and commemorated on the Dudley and St. John's, Kates Hill, Memorials.

Commemorated at:

Dudley St. John, Kates Hill

Dudley St. John, Kates Hill

Saint John's Road Dudley, West Midlands DY2 7JT, United Kingdom, DY2 7JT

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