Cedric Gordon Stockbridge

Private, 1st Hertfordshire Regiment.

Missing In Action on the18th May 1915 aged 18.

Cedric was the son of Thomas & Mary Stockbridge of Victoria House, Walkern. He was posted to France on the 6th November 1914 and was killed on the same day as his older brother, Allan, whilst serving with the same Battalion.

They were in support of an attack by the Irish Guards on German positions East of L’Pinette. near Festubert. The No.1 Company supported an attack by the Irish Guards but had only gone 200 yards when they were held up by heavy machine gun and rifle fire, suffering a number of casualties, including the Stockbridge brothers.

Cedric has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Le Touret Memorial, France. (Panel 47.)

Medal Entitlement:  1914 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

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