Sapper Edward John Chick
5th Signal Company, Royal Engineers
Born at Cardiff. Husband of Ruby Lilian Chick (nee Single)
of Jersey. Previously served in North Devons.
Killed in action, aged 25 years
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Saturday 29 July 1916
Roll of Honour. We regret to learn than
Mrs Chick of 40 Poonah Road has received official intimation
that her husband, Sapper E Chick of the Royal Engineers,
was killed in action on 24 July. The Sapper was stationed
in the Island with the 1st Devons as Signaller and left
Jersey for the Front with that Battalion, later transferring
to the Royal Engineers. He was in the Island on leave
last November. A comrade of the late Sapper, in writing
to the widow, states that the deceased was a brave man
and a "thorough good soldier" who will be
greatly missed. Fortunately death was instantaneous.
We offer our sincere sympathy to the widow who lost
her brother on Tuesday last and whose father died only
a few months ago.