Edward Charles Quinton (Redlynch)
The following information came from Christine Mouland (granddaughter) whose family have lived in Redlynch all their lives, and from War records researched by Steve Western (member of Redlynch Local History Society)
Edward Charles Quinton
Edward Quinton was born in 1896, to Emily and Charles Quinton and was baptised at St. Mary’s Church, Redlynch on 7th November 1896. The family lived in Bohemia, Redlynch and his father worked at the gunpowder factory at Redbridge, Hants, but died in 1907. Edward initially enlisted in 1915, but was discharged on 25th February 1916, as his former employer needed him on his farm. He was conscripted on 11th September 1916. He was a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery and his service number was 117237. He served in France and Italy and was awarded the Victory and British medals. He had shrapnel injuries, but continued to serve until he was discharged on 2nd July 1919. He returned home and later worked on the roads, doing repairs. He married Edith Peck in 1924 and died in June 1976. Edward Quinton’s name appears on the Redlynch War Memorial.
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