Maurice John Wedge
Maurice is listed on the War Memorial as one of those who gave his life during the First World War.
Maurice was born in 1891 at St Saviour, London as the third child of James Bardolph Wedge & Alice Laura, nee Brooks. He had two siblings, namely: James Bardolph William and Edgar Charles Gordon.
In 1901 he lived with his grandmother, Maria Brooks, and his two brothers at Repps Road, Martham. He was recorded in the 1911 census living in Black Street, Martham with his uncle, Edgar Brooks when he was 19 and a general labourer.
He enlisted as Private G/24549 at Great Yarmouth in 1916 with the 7th Battalion the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Formerly 9355, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Maurice died of war wounds on 21st October 1916 at Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe following action in France & Flanders, he was 24. He was buried on 26th October 1916 at St Mary’s graveyard section H, plot D18.
Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe was used as a staging post for troops destined for the Western Front during the First World War.