Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 1/7th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Attd. Royal Flying Corps
Killed In Action Wednesday 12th January 1916
Age 20
County Memorial Bollington
Commemorated\Buried Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
Grave\Panel Ref: XVI. A. 16.

Edgar's Story.

Edgar was born at Earl’s Barton Vicarage, Northamptonshire, 5 November 1895, second son of Rev, Robert Russell Cobbold of Hitcham, Ipswich, and Mary Elizabeth (nee Wanklyn), and brother of Lieutenant, R.H.W. Cobbold. Educated at King’s College Choir School, Cambridge, and King’s School, Ely, and a boarder at Marlborough College in 1911. Edgar was apprenticed to the Fine Cotton Spinners Association.

Edgar joined the Cheshire Territorials, 25 March 1914. He entered France, 18 April 1915, and he was killed in action aged 20, when his plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire near the village of Beauchamp’s, five miles west of Lille, on Wednesday 12 January 1916.


Researched by H.A.G. Carlisle.