Regiment: 2nd Bn., Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Budleigh Salterton, East Budleigh
Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, East Budleigh Memorial Tablet, St Peter's Church War Memorial, Budleigh Salterton Roll of Honour
Other Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) [Google]
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Charles was born in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham to Ernest Edye and Kate Susan. The family lived in that area and by 1911 Charles was a Lieutenant serving in South Africa.
Early in WW1 he was with the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, and died on 30 October 1914, aged 28.
He is remembered at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, which honours the Fallen whose graves are unknown. His parents and siblings lived in Teddington where his two sisters were married and must have come to Sion House, East Budleigh, by 1922 when the war memorial was unveiled.
His sister Ellen Minette (Brounlie) died in Budleigh Salterton in 1964 and had been living at Flat 4, The Dial House. Charles is also remembered on the Budleigh war memorial and on the brass plaque in St Peter’s Church, and on the East Budleigh church memorial.
His medal card shows that he was awarded 1914 clasp only.
C. V. Edye, Lieut, D.C.L.I. is listed under 'Missing' in the Budleigh Salterton Roll of Honour
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