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Jepson, E

Menin Gate

The Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium


At 8pm every evening, the Last Post is played inside the Menin Gate in remembrance.



Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Edwin Jepson

Company Sergeant Major Edwin Jepson
8th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

1914-15 Star

At the time of his death he was married with three children and living at Havre des Pas. He had originally come to Jersey with his regiment and settled. When the war broke out he re-enlisted. Well known in the Island he was also the deputy bandmaster.

Killed in action, aged 42 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 11 March 1916

Company Sergeant Major E Jepson Killed in Action. The very many local friends of Company Sergeant Major Jepson of the Kings Own Regiment will regret to hear that Mrs Jepson has received information that her husband was killed in action on 3 March last. The popular Company Sergeant Major was stationed in Jersey with the 2nd Kings Own but was afterwards invalided from the service. He married and settled in the Island and held the position of Deputy Band Master of the Jersey Musical Union but at the outbreak of war he rejoined and was attached to the 8th Battalion. He was in the Island on leave as recently as Christmas last and proceeded to the Front shortly afterwards with his Regiment. The sad news was sent to the widow by the Officer Commanding the Company and expressed the deepest regret of the officers and men and comrades of the Company Sergeant Major who, he states, was always most conscientious in all his work and whilst sympathetic to all his men, was able to keep the discipline which is so essential. His services were most valuable and he was responsible in a large degree for the efficiency of the Company who feel the loss of their comrade very much. The sympathy of all our readers will, we are sure, be extended to Mrs Jepson and her 3 children in their bereavement.