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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
inscribed on the bells of the Memorial Community Church in Plaistow. They are our local heroes

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Edward Albert Finch DCM

Corporal
Dorset

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Born
Bromley - c. 1886
Died
Mesopotamia - 30 November 1916
Age
30
Death
Unknown
Served in
Dorset
Awards
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Memorials
Unknown
Lived
28 Riles Road, Plaistow E13

Edward Albert's story

DCM one of eight to 2nd Battalion gazetted on 3rd June 1915 for service in Mesopotamia. “For Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Ahwaz (Turkey in Asia) on 3rd March, 1915, in bandaging the wounded in the open, under very heavy fire, and protecting them with his own rifle fire at critical moments”.

Service Number
6812
Mother
Maria E
Father
Unknown
Spouse
Unknown
Buried
Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq
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