Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Edge
Initials:   C.H.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/4038
Notes:   MFP. Not listed in soldiers died. Served in the 1 Cheshire Engineer Volunteers then 3 Rifle Brigade No. 1861, served Home 19/11/1891 to 16/2/1898, India 17/2/1893 to 6/12/1903, Home 7/2/1903 to 9/12/1903, discharged time expired. 9/7/1882 convicted by civil power for assault on a policeman awarded 16 days prison with hard labour, returned to regiment. Re enlisted 8/5/1914, age 42. Served Home 8/5/1915 to 30/5/1915, BEF 31/5/1915 to 15/12/1915, Home 16/12/1915 to 11/4/1917, BEF 12/4/1917 to 24/2/1918, Home 25/2/1918 to 1/5/1918. Awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France, 31/5/1915 to 5/12/1915 and 12/11/1917 to 29/2/1918. Formerly Pte. 1 King's Liverpool Regiment. No. 27908. From Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. Transferred to MFP, 22/9/1916. Served Home 8/5/1915 TO 30/5/1915, BEF 31/5/1915 TO 15/12/1915, Home 16/12/1915 TO 11/4/1917. BEF, 12/4/1917 TO 24/2/1918. Home 25/2/1918 to 1/5/1918 to medical discharge. Reason for discharge tuberculosis. No inscription on gravestone. Medal card annotated: Officer I/C MMP records forwards roll of men deceased since leaving the service and requires instructions re disposal of 1915 Star. He re enlisted age 42 years, occupation Labourer, Tuberculosis. Info from Army Register of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929. 4/7/1918 Died after discharge, 10/12/1919 his half brother George E Washurst received £15 including £15 war gratuity. Info from Dependants Pension Card: Harry Edge, No. P/4038, A/L/Cpl, MFP, 4/7/1918 died of disease, no claim forthcoming. Charles Harry Edge. Extract from the Military Funeral at Bebington. The funeral of Lance Corporal Charles Henry Edge took place on Tuesday last, with full military honours at Bebington Cemetery. The deceased had been serving in France for about two years. He joined the 13th Cheshires, and later was transferred to the King's Liverpool Regiment. He was afterwards sent back from France but was transferred to the Military Foot Police and stationed in London. There he took ill, and died on July 4th, at a London Hospital, in his 46yh year. The funeral started from the residence of his brother, 9, Nelson Place, Rock Ferry. The Rev. J R Jones, of St. Peter's Church, Rick Ferry officiated. At the conclusion of the service a volley was fired over the grave and the bugler sounded the "Last Post."

Decorations/Medals/Awards (1)
  1. Decoration:   Silver War Badge Gazette Date: 1918-04-10 Gazette Issue: WO 329/3243 Gazette Page: List MPC/59
Citation:   Badge No. 405251. Enlisted 8/5/1915 discharged 1/5/1918. Army order 265 of 1917, Sec D. Age 45years 0months. Served abroad.
Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 4th July 1918
Company: MFP
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