April 27, 2012

Randall, Edgar

1st May 1915, as reported in the Thetford & Watton Times …

An absentee – Colonel Hamilton attended at the Police Station on Sunday morning for the purpose of hearing a charge against Edgar Randall, London Road, Brandon of being Absent Without Leave from the 7th Norfolk Regiment, stationed at Aldershot. Inspector Mobbs stated that after receiving a communication from the Commanding Officer he apprehended the prisoner on Saturday. Randall admitted he was an absentee. The magistrate remanded him to await the arrival of a military escort.

Private Edgar Randall, 7th Norfolk Regiment


April 1916 …

HOME FROM THE FRONT – At the beginning of April three Brandon soldiers arrived home from the Front for seven days’ leave. They are Private Herbert Edwards, Private Edgar Randall and Private R.W. Docking.

All of them belong to the 7th Norfolks and have been out for about ten months. They were in the battle of Loos, in addition to putting in a good deal of work in the trenches. Private Randall is the second son of Mrs Randall, of London Road.


May 1916 …

WOUNDED – Information has been received at Brandon that Private Edgar Randall, of the Suffolk Regiment, son of Mrs Randall, of London Road, has been wounded.


July 1916 …

SOLDIERS WOUNDED – Information has been received of the following men having been wounded –
Private F Talbot, 4th Norfolk Regiment, married of Mile End.
Private Edgar Randall (second time wounded), 7th Norfolk Regiment, son of Mrs Randall, London Road.
Private Harold Crocker, of Frond Farm, and a grandson of the Rev W.F. Crocker, late Rector of Brandon. He was in the Border Regiment.