SEDGWICK, ERNEST CHARLES
Short Service.(tricky to read)
No. 9985 - Ernest Charles Sedgwick
Ernest Charles Sedgwick.
Age 18 years - 1 month.
Occ. Outdoor Shop Porter.
Enlisted 21 October 1912 at Dover.
Joined at Canterbury 27/10/12.
Royal West Kent Regt - Attested Pte.
The Buffs - Transferred??
Killed in action 28/9/15.
Will you please note all articles of
private property to be sent to
Mrs G. Sedgwick.
7, North View Villas,
He had several days confinement to camp or
barracks for infringements in what appears to be a tricky time:
on 20 October 1913 he left camp without permission
on 2 December he was dirty on parade at 7.30am
on 4 December he was absent from parade at 8 am, though not a
on 14 February 1914 he entered an institute without permission
whilst on parade
on 25 February he used obscene language to an NCO.
He also had a couple of bouts of illness: on
1 to 28 April 1913 he was admitted to hospital having had "a fit
fo some description" in the barracks, but no more were observed
during his stay in the hospital, and on 29 April to 9 May 1913
he returning "complaining of headaches" and was again observed
but no disease detected.
(undated) I desire to be transferred from the Royal
West Kent Regimen to The Buffs.
E. C. Sedgwick.
Forwarded for your information and return
please. This man should be ordered to rejoin the 3rd
Bt. The Buffs, as he is residing at Dover.
Colonel i/c Infantry Records, Hounslow.
Glasgow. 7th November 1914. To
the officer i/c of records, Hounslow.
Sir, No. 9885 - Pte E. Sedgwick
East Kent will be discharged from this hospital on sick furlough
on 11/11/14. He has been ordered to report himself at his depot
2/12/14. His home address is 61, East Cliff, Dover, Kent.
- Pte. Sedgwick Ernest Charles
Father Joseph Thomas deceased.
Mother ?? 3, Kings Gardens, Dover Kent.
Frank Sedgwick, 3, Kings Gardens, Dover,
Ronald - as above.
Roy as above.
?? as above.
Alec Sedgwick - 1st Royal Irish
Chris .3, Kings Gardens, Dover Kent.
Doris Sedgwick, 3, Kings Gardens, Dover.
Ettie as above.
Queenie as above.
Phyllis as above.
Signed by Sedgwick A. brother, 1st
Irish Fusiliers, Mesopotamia Forces, 3rd October
On a separate page - No. 33838 - Pte A.
Sedgwick - 2nd Batn Royal Irish Fusiliers, Grand
Shaft Barracks, Dover.
Kings Gardens is situated in London Road,
between number 36 and 38, and only three properties.