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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
James Pogson and Charlotte Chappell married in 1867. Over their married life they had 9 children, George, Elizabeth, Mary A, Harry, Sarah, Florence, Gertrude H, James, Ernest E, Edgar. By 1881, James was employed as a woodman on the Welbeck estate, living at South Lodge, Welbeck, Worksop, where they resided for many years. In 1911, Edgar, who was born in 1888 and was the youngest of the children, was working as a blacksmith and it was he who enlisted at Worksop at the start of the war.
07 Oct 1918
30
256175 - CWGC Website
14134
Private
  • MM MM Military Medal
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
The obituary of Pte Edgar Pogson Worksop Guardian 18 October 1918 Another brave man of this district to lay down his life for his country is Pte Edgar Pogson, military medallist, youngest son of Mrs Pogson, South Lodge, Welbeck. The news of his death is contained in a letter to his mother from a Casualty Clearing Station in France, which reads as follows:- “Dear Mrs Pogson, I regret to inform you that your son died here from wounds received in action. He suffered little and his end was peaceful. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy, yours sincerely, Janet Richardson, Sister in Charge.” The communication was received last Friday and the date of Pogson’s death was not mentioned. This is all that has been received up to the present. The deceased was 30 years of age and enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters shortly after the outbreak of the war, being sent to France about Xmas 1914. He had only been in France this last time, about a month, having come from service in Italy, where he had been nearly a year. Writing to his mother, he says how sorry he was to return to France’s mudhole from Italy, but he thinks, “it is to end the war and that he won’t be long before he is home.” He was expecting a leave this Xmas, but had been wounded twice, once before being awarded the military medal in June 1917 and once since. The news of Pte Pogson’s death will be received with great regret by his many friends and their sympathy will be extended to his mother.
CWG additional information:- Son of James and Charlotte Pogson, of South Lodge, Welbeck and is buried in Tincourt new British Cemetery, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian.
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Edgar Pogson - This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Edgar Pogson - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle