08 January 2010

James Lawrence Hedding (1896 - 1916)

James Lawrence Hedding  (1896 - 1916)

Birth: 26 Jun 1895 in East London, Cape Province, South Africa
Christening: 7 Aug 1895 in East London, Cape Province, South Africa

Baptism Register James Lawrence Hedding 1895

Death: 28 Mar 1916 in France
Burial: 1916 Bethune, Pas de Calais, France

Son of William and Bertha
Brother of Blanche, Charlotte, Cecil, Sylvia and Eric

Served as a Private in the Hampshire Regiment
Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment
Web: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/Sawston.html
Extract from:
Marquis De Ruvigny, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 (N.p.: Naval and Military Press Ltd, 1 Oct 2006), 134.

HEDDING, JAMES LAWRENCE, 2nd Lieut., 3rd (Reserve) Battn. (Dorsetshire Militia), Thc Dorsetshire Regt., 2nd s. of William Hedding, of Chalumna, Dunbar Road, Bournemouth, by his wife, Bertha Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Hawlett Warren ;  b. East London, South Africa, 26 June, 1898 ;  educ. Selbourne College, East London, South Africa, and afterwards by a tutor in Cambridge, where he was when the European War broke out ;  volunteered and enlisted in the 7th (Service) Battn. The Hampshire Regt. 14 Sept. 1914, and after going through a course of training, was given a commission as 2nd Lieut. in the 3rd Dorsetshire Regt. 14 April, 1915 ;  served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 1 Oct. following, when he was attached to the 1st Battn. The Middlesex Regt., and died in hospital at Bethune 28 March, 1916, from wounds received in action in the trenches near Cuinchy the same day from a rifle grenade ;  unm.

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