Regiment: 2nd Bn., Worcestershire Regiment
Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, St Peter's Church War Memorial
Other Memorial: Nine Elms British Cemetery [Google]
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The men of the Worcestershire Regiment in the trenches at Ovillers with a trench-bridge in the background in August 1916 © IWM (Q 4099)
Eric Aplin was born in Upnor, Kent, the son of Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Morgan Aplin and Annie Campbell (nee Scott).
He lived with his parents in Kent, and was educated at Lancing College, Sussex. He joined the Worcestershire Regiment, and was promoted Lieutenant in December 1914. He suffered wounds at Loos in September 1915 and again on the Somme in November 1916 before being killed on 11 March 1918, aged 22 years.
He is buried in the Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium and is remembered on the Budleigh Salterton War Memorial together with his older brother Elphinston D’Oyley Aplin.
Posthumously, he received the 1914 Star and Clasp His parents seem to have retired by 1919 to Budleigh Salterton and lived at Clinton Lodge, Links Road, where Hugh Morgan Aplin died in 1934. Hugh’s wife Annie Campbell, who had moved to 20 High Street, died in 1944.
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