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Wyand, Edward Herbert

Captain Edward Wyand, of the 16th King’s Royal Rifles, killed in France on January 31, was the youngest son of Mr. F. S. Jules Wyand, of Kensington. Educated at St. Paul’s and Guy’s he was for many years with the Tower Hamlet Engineers (Territorial Force), and from there obtained his captaincy t serve during the South African War as a dental surgeon with the R.A.M.C.  In September, 1914, he again offered his services, and was gazetted captain with the King’s Royal Rifles. His commanding officer writes of him that he was a fearless, cheerful and resourceful officer. The Times 07/02/1916


First name(s)Edward Herbert
Date of birth1878
Place of birthKensington Registration District
Family details

On entry to Guy’s: Son of S. I. Wyand, Esq. of Lexham Gardens W. On 
CWGC: Son of Samuel Juler Wyand and Leatitia Wyand; husband of Ethne Hilton Wyand, of 33, Marloes Rd., West Kensington, London.

Previous educationSt. Paul's School
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1899-1901
Dept / courseDental student

L.D.S. November 1901

Military unitKing's Royal Rifle Corps, "D" Coy. 16th Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsMentioned in despatches
Date of death30/01/1916
Age at death37
Rank at deathCaptain
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeCambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial

During the South African War he was Civil Dental Surgeon to the South African Field Forces, and later was Dental Surgeon to the troops at Aldershot. Guy’s Hospital Reports Vol LXX, War Memorial No


Guy’s Hospital Archives at King’s College; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War; The Times

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