University of Oxford
Browse
316c285f7e9cfa571f9a2df894a9d44ce92d92bd.jpg (33.54 kB)

52299: Cecil Egerton Hedges

Download (33.54 kB)
online resource
posted on 2024-02-22, 17:18 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Not all soldiers died on active service. Cecil died following a swimming accident at a training camp.
1918 June 18th: letter from Cecil to his mother in Bicester:
King George Hosp, Sat aft Dear M, safe home at last and in good hands.
I cannot use my right hand or either legs at present (spinal paralasis I think)
DON'T WORRY!! I'm ALRIGHT!! COME UP and SEE ME SOON
WITH LOVE Cecil.
1918 July 13th: telegram from George William Hedges to Sid. G. Hedges:
Cecil passed away this morning best love Hedges.


1918 July 19th Bicester Advertiser reports on the Sunday School Anniversary; refers to "the passing away of their comrade C Hedges. This youth had been a scholar in
their school and had also for a short time been a teacher. They had just heard that he had passed into the presence of his Master. Naturally they all felt too full to apply their
sympathy to...but he felt sure that the prayers of those present would go out to his father and mother in their loss."

His gravestone, Bicester cemetery:
In loving memory of dear Cecil, youngest son of George William and Mary Ann Hedges
who entered the homeland Jul 15th 1918, aged 19 years.
Death is a port whereby we pass to life.


His brother Sid G Hedges went on to become an author, with more than a million books sold, many of which were about swimming.

History

Identifier

2500.jpg| GWA_0481_HedgesCE1918.jpg|

Subject

Hedges, Cecil Egerton

Date

1918

Date Created

01/01/1918

Temporal Coverage

15/07/1918

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Everett Sharp | Fiona Hedges

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

Usage metrics

    Great War Archive

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC