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Edward Ecker "Teddy"

Born:
14 Kislev 5659 (28 November 1898)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
ECK0716
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
14 Kislev 5659 (28 November 1898)
Place of birth:
Norwich

Death

Died in combat?:
No
Cause of death:
Respiratory problems caused from being gassed during the war.

Places

Addresses

Schools

Name:
Pitmans Secretarial College
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The Day Edward was Wounded, 1918

Family legend
Edward was a signaler and was asked on one occasion to carry a message behind the lines to HQ. As Edward crawled out of the trench he saw the enemy soldier who lifted his weapon and shot Edward in his leg. Edward managed to crawl back into a trench where a SGT found him, and fireman's lifted him to the aid station.

Time in Ireland

Family legend
One night Edward was on sentry duty at the front gate of the barracks and heard a loud bang. He yelled a challenge received no reply so following procedure fired his weapon at the front gate. Turns out it was merely a donkey!

Family

Siblings

Reuben Ecker (male)
Solomon Ecker (male)

Parents

Father: Louis Ecker (male)
Mother: Leah Ecker (female)

Homefront

Occupation:
General Clerk
Member of family in armed forces:
Both his elder brothers were in the Army

Military Record

Military service:
British Army
Military record no.:
B/24714
Date enlisted/conscripted:
05 March 2017
Date discharged/death:
06 December 1919
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Sustained injuries:
Gun shot wound to the leg. G
Assignments
Regiment:
East Kents
Battalion/unit:
1st Battalion
Posting:
Edward was posted to Cork in Ireland in late 1918 to serve in the troubles. he was posted their until discharged from the army.
Campaigns:
The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, The Battle of Morval, The Battle of Le Transloy.
1917
Medals:
British War Medal
Victory Medal

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