Edgar Jesty

Edgar Jesty's family moved from Yeovil to Canada in 1911.  When it was obvious that war was coming, Edgar and his father moved back to England with the family and his father worked at the Woolwich Arsenal in London and it is believed that Edgar worked there too.  On the way to Yeovil by train from London, Edgar was handed a white feather when the train stopped at Salisbury.  He was only 17.  He then joined up and was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916.  There is also a photograph of Edgar with his family on this website.

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