Lance Corporal Edmund Baxter
Youngest son of Mr Baxter & Mrs Julia Baxter, of
20 Hilary Street, St Helier, Jersey. A regular soldier,
he had enlisted ten years previously, serving for the
first nine in India.
Killed in action at Gallipoli, aged 28 years
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Wednesday 7 July 1915
Roll of Honour. Much sympathy will be
felt for Mr & Mrs J Baxter of 20 Hilary Street,
who last night received a telegram from the War Office
announcing that their youngest son Lance Corporal Edmund
Baxter of the 1st Battalion Border Regiment had been
killed in action in the Dardanelles on 18 June. Lance
Corporal Baxter was 28 and joined the Army some 10 years
ago and served with the Battalion in India for 9 years.
Last February the Corps returned to England and were
stationed at Rugby for some weeks during which period
the deceased was able to come on a brief five day visit
to his parents. He left for the Dardanelles with the
main British Expeditionary Force and his parents have
received several letters from him telling of the difficulties
that beset the troops engaged on this campaign.