No.2190095, Private, Edgar CAMPAN
Aged 37

Auxilliary Military, Pioneer Corps
Killed in Action between 10 May and 15 June 1940

Birth registration not found. Born 6th May 1903, son of Charles and Ruth CAMPAN (née MORTLOCK ) apparently baptised in Southend on Sea.

1911 census...Aged 8, he was at Windmill House, Long Melford with his father Charles CAMPAN [39] horse,man on farm; his mother Ruth [32]; sisters Laura [12] and Agnes [2]; brother Leonard [5]. All apparently born in Shimpling.

He married Grace M HEY in Rochford in 1934.
In the 1939 register, a general labourer, he was at Queens Road, Southend on Sea with his wife Grace (later to marry William MORRIS in 1947). His parents; brothers Leonard [21-5-1906], Charles [18-2-1915] and George [3-9-1917] were at 2 Gents Lane, Shimpling ( 1 closed record)

His brother Charles was killed in Italy in 1944 see here

The Army Casualty list has him as previously missing, believed killed but then as Died as a Prisoner of War. A later list amended that to killed in action.
He was originally buried in Epagne-Epagnette, just south of Abbeville and re-interred in Abbeville on 10th February 1948.

photo CWGC

Edgar Campan is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France 6:A:12

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