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Edward Pritchard


Pritchard, Edward, Caledonia, Ontario, formerly of Gloucestershire, England. Occupation: unknown. Military Service: Private, Company Sergeant Major, Reg. No. 411138, 1st University Co., PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “On way out put on fatigue cleaning out R.S.M.’s dugout. A shell hit it today killing R.S.M. [Regimental Sergeant-Major Stuart Godfrey], his batman [Pte. Robert Boulter] and badly wounding S.M. [E.] Pritchard,” 2:18 Apr ‘1916. According to Hodder-Williams, 207, Pritchard was struck off strength, 7 May 1916. Since he is not listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, he must have survived his injury, but it was severe enough that he could not return to the front lines.