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Baxter, E

Helles Memorial, Turkey

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Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 7 July 1915

Commemorated on Halkett Place Primary School Memorial


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Lance Corporal Edmund Baxter
Border Regiment

1914-15 Star

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.