Lt Arthur Henry Edgell, MC and bar

1887 Aug 26. Born London

1891 census at 11, Angel Lane, West Ham, Stratford

1901 census at West Ham

1909 Dec 18. Married Lucy Bowler at Croyden. There were 2 children, Arthur H born 1914, and Bertram A born 1917

1911 census , I cannot find him . His wife is a visitor at a house in Croydon

1914 Sep 22. Landed in France

1917 Apr 25. Commissioned

1917 May 10 MC Gazetted

1918 Jun 3. Bar to MC Gazetted 2nd Lt Arthur Henry Edgell, MC, MGC

1918 Oct 26 Promoted Lt.

1920 Feb 20 Relinquishes his commission on completion of service. And retains rank of Lt

1920 Sep 7. Joined ADRIC with service no 497. Posted to K Coy. Section Leader

1920 Nov 10. Promoted Platoon Commander

1920 Dec 11. I cannot get any reference to what he was doing during the night of the Burning of Cork . The other two Platoon Comanders, de Havilland and Wigan are mentioned

1920 Dec 15. He was the senior officer on the two tenders that were involved in the murder of Canon Magner . His evidence said he was in the first tender and Hart's tender had dropped back out of sight. He turned his tender round and went back to look for the second tender. He found Hart's tender and the bodies of the two men that Hart had already shot. He took Hart back to Dunmanway, and there had problems getting Hart to give up his revolver. But he managed to snatch the gun from Hart. Edgell later took Hart to the detention barracks in Cork

1921 Mar 4 Reverts to Section Leader

1921 Mar 18 to 1 Apr on Leave

1921 Mar 19. Posted to H Coy

1921 May 28. Posted to Depot. Reverts to T/Cadet

1921 Jun 4. Posted to Q Coy

1921 Jun 17, promoted Section Leader

1921 Aug 2 to Sep 2 on Leave

1922 Jan 14 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

Worked at "Soho Mill" in Wooburn, Nr High Wycombe, one of the last paper mills on the River Wye in Buckinghamshire. For over a thousand years the River Wye powered water mills, and at one time paper manufacturing was an important industry in the valley.  Papermaking continued at the Soho and Glory mills till the end of the twentieth century, though the water-mills gave way to steam in the mid-nineteenth century. The Soho mill in Wooburn was the prime supplier of high-grade colour paper till its demise in 1984. The last paper mill - Glory Mill - closed in 2000

Glory Mill, Wooburn

1939 Register Living at 28 Glory Hill , Wycombe R.D., Buckinghamshire with wife Lucy. He is Assistant Stoker Water Softener Plant Attendant (Paper Mill)

1944 Oct/Dec marriage at Wycombe, Bucks to Nellie Grace Neame

1957 Dec 19. Died Buckinghamshire aged 70


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