We remember Edwin Cecil Russell Christmas

We remember Edwin Cecil Russell Christmas

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Timeline

Timeline

1886
birth Edinburgh Hotel, St Mary's, Southampton United Kingdom Source:5509239 Source:5507577 13th January 1886
1891
dates Age 5 Source:5509081 6th April 1891
1891
location Edinburgh Commercial Hotel, 1 St Mary's Rd, Southampton United Kingdom parents address Source:5509081 1891
1901
dates Age 15 Source:5509153 1st April 1901
1901
education Secondary School education Banister Court School Southampton United Kingdom Source:5509153 1st April 1901
1911
employment Licensed Victualler Works on own account St Mary's Road, Southampton United Kingdom Source:5509168 3rd April 1911
1911
location Edinburgh Hotel, St Mary's Rd, Southampton United Kingdom their own address Source:8762674 3rd April 1911
1915
dates Age 29 Source:5509239 30th June 1915
1915
service British Army Private 4150 London Regt 28th Source:5509239 5th July 1915 - 6th March 1916
1915
enlistment Dukes Road, Southampton United Kingdom Source:5509239 15th July 1915
1916
commission Temporary Source:5509239 6th March 1916
1916
service British Army 2nd Lieutenant 127685 King's Royal Rifle Corps 18th Service Source:807319 6th March 1916 - 7th October 1916
1916
location Havre France military residence address Source:5510124 3rd May 1916
1916
location Le Havre France military residence address Source:5509239 3rd May 1916
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:5509239 7th October 1916
1916
service British Army Second Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps 18th Battalion Source:807319 1916
1916
death Died of wounds Unit was fighting in Battle of the Somme.Cecil's body was not found and his name is on the memorial at Thiepval. The Somme France Source:7374977 Source:9561762 7th October 1916
burial Thiepval Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Somme France Source:7374977
sibling William F Christmas Source:5509081
sibling Harold R Christmas Source:5509081
sibling Arthur Balfour Christmas Source:5509239
sibling Herbert Russell Christmas Source:5509239
sibling Jack Inwood Christmas Source:5509239
sibling Hilda Margaret Christmas Source:5509239
sibling Marjorie Amy Christmas Source:5509239
service British Army London Regiment 1/28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists Rifles) Source:9561762
service British Army Private R4150 London Regiment 28th lond Battalion Source:807319

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Edwin Cecil Russell
Initials ECR
Last Name Christmas
Source 807319
Last Name Christmas
Source 5509239
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Edinburgh Commercial Hotel, 1 St Mary's Rd, Southampton United Kingdom parents address known 1891
Edinburgh Hotel, St Mary's Rd, Southampton United Kingdom their own address known 3rd April 1911
Havre France military residence address known 3rd May 1916
Le Havre France military residence address known 3rd May 1916
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army R4150 London Regiment 28th lond Battalion Private
British Army 4150 London Regt 28th Private
British Army 127685 King's Royal Rifle Corps 18th Service 2nd Lieutenant
British Army King's Royal Rifle Corps 18th Battalion Second Lieutenant
British Army London Regiment 1/28th (County of London) Battalion (Artists Rifles)
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Edwin Christmas father
Margaret Abigail Russell mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
William F Christmas brother
Harold R Christmas brother
Arthur Balfour Christmas brother
Herbert Russell Christmas brother
Jack Inwood Christmas brother
Hilda Margaret Christmas brother
Marjorie Amy Christmas sister
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
DateHeightSource
1915-06-30 5'8"

Media

Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Selena49658
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Selena49658
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Selena49658

External Evidence

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The Kings Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle Christine18916
Initiated into Freemasons on 18 Jan 1915 Christine18916
Baptism Register, St Mary's Portchester, Hampshire Christine18916
Southampton Cenotaph Michael81646

Multimedia

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Death Notices for 2nd Lieut Cecil Christmas, KRR's Christine18916
E Cecil R Christmas, 2nd Lieut, KRRC Christine18916
E C R Christmas, 2nd Lt, KRRC - portait photo Christine18916
Thiepval Memorial Selena49658
Roll of Honour Selena49658
Memorial to Saints FC players killed in WW1 & WW2 Christine18916
British War and Victory Medals, & covering letter Christine18916
"Dead Man’s Penny" for 2nd Lt E C R Christmas Christine18916
KRRC Memorial Book, Winchester Cathedral Christine18916
Southampton FC Squad photo (undated, pre 1913) Christine18916

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