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Compiled and copyright © 2001 Lynda Smith

ST MARGARETíS CHURCH.

There is just one memorial on the wall of the church.

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF

EDMUND Q. CORY

LIEUTENANT 3RD CAVALRY RESERVE
SERVED AT GALLIPOLI, AND
IN FRANCE.
DIED AUGUST 9TH 1918
AGED 28 YEARS

R.I.P.

CORY

Edmund Q.

2nd Lieutenant. 3rd Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Died Friday 9 August 1918. age 28. Son of Rev. Robert Frederick Cory, Rector of Higham Gobion, Beds., and Eliza Mary Cory. Born at Terrington St.John, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Buried in Higham Gobion churchyard.

From Andy Pay's research into the Marquis de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour the following: Volume 2, Part 4, Page 38 - CORY, Edmund Quartermass - Lieutenant, 3rd(Reserve) Regiment Cavalry(Hussars)

Eldest son of the Rev. Robert Frederick Cory, of Higham Gobion Rectory, Hitchin, Rector of Higham Gobion and Vicar of Hexton, by his wife Eliza Mary, dau. of J.H.Spokes, J.P.

Born Kings Lynn, co. Norfolk 10th Dec, 1889; educated Kings School, Ely, Cambridge, was a Farmer; enlisted in the 19th Hussars in Aug 1914; served with The Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli from July to Dec 1915, being attached to the 7th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment; proceeded to France in 1916, attached to the 3rd Battn. The Gloucestershire Regiment; gazetted 2nd Lieut 21st Dec, 1916 3rd (Reserve) Cavalry; promoted Lieutenant Feb 1918 and died at Higham Gobion Rectory, co. Bedford, from illness contracted while on active service. Buried in Higham Gobion churchyard, co. Bedford. Unm.

9 February 2004`

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