A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Edgar Westmore -

Unknown person Name : Edgar Westmore.

Son of Frederick Westmore and Annie Westmore (née Gibbs)(died 1905), of 6, West View, Upper Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1894, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

  Census Information :

1901 : Frederick and Annie Westmore, with their children including Edgar aged 6, are at 26 Albert Street, Ventnor. Frederick Westmore is a Laundry Engine Driver and Stoker.

1911 : Frederick Westmore, widower, is with his children including Edgar aged 17, at 6, West View, Upper Ventnor. Frederick Westmore is a Stationary Stoker at the Isle of Wight Electric Works, Edgar Westmore is an Errand Boy (Domestic Boy Ass.)

  Service details :

Rifleman 330139 Edgar Westmore, 1/8th Bn., Hampshire Regiment. (Isle of Wight Rifles).

  Casualty Details :

Died : 19 April 1917, aged 23.

Commemorated at : Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Ventnor St Alban's Church Roll of Honour
Carisbrooke Castle Isle of Wight Rifles Memorial Panel 14
Newport Drill Hall Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper reports


Friday, May 11, 1917 Page 1

The 8th Hants Regiment recently took part in the brilliant operations in Palestine against the Turks with results which have brought sorrow to the homes of many local people. These young soldiers - who but two or three years ago were pursuing the ordinary avocations of life - upheld the highest traditions of the British Army by their courage and intrepidity, and the results of the fighting are such that will always redound to the credit of the Battalion. As far as we can ascertain the following are among the casualties in these engagements:

[...] Pte. Edgar Westmore, of the same battalion, has been killed in action. He is the son of Gunner F. Westmore, of the 4th Hants Howitzer Battery, who is himself serving in France. [...]


Friday, May 18, 1917 Page 3

Ventnor District Council.

The Chairman said before commencing the business he had to call the Council's attention to the loss which Ventnor had sustained in the death of two of its citizens, who had died for King and Country at the front. He asked them to pass votes of condolence with the relatives of Pte. William John Stripp, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Stripp, and Rifleman Edgar Westmore, son of Gunner Westmore. Continuing, the Chairman said he was sure all felt that these two men had made the greatest possible sacrifice in the interest of their country, and he thought it only right to recognise their services by a vote of condolence. There were also many in the town who were suffering a great deal of anxiety and sorrow with regard to their loved ones. A large number of the men of the Hants Regiment had suffered very seriously, and a great many had been wounded. The vote was carried in the usual way.

(not all the report has been transcribed)
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 29 April 2013 - added further newspaper piece


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