both in 2nd Bn WILTSHIRE REGt
Both with 1914-15 Star Trios.
Both Killed In Action within a month of each other on The Western Front.
12484. Pte. Edmund Newton Annetts. "A" Coy, 2nd Wilts Regt.
K.I.A. 15th April 1915.
(The elder brother) Edmund was killed by a Trench Mortar at Picantin where the German line was just 100 yards from the British line.
10390. Pte. Chistopher Annetts. "C" Coy. 2nd Wilts Regt.
K.I.A. 18th May 1915. Age 21.
At or near Festubert by shellfire.
(spelt ANNETS on CWG site & the memorial)
Le Touret Memorial, France. Panel 33 & 34.
Both the Sons of Mr Henry James Annetts and Mrs Maria Annetts of Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Copy birth certificates are included for both brothers along with several modern colour photographs of the grave and memorial.
Also included is a Four Page resume and regimental history concerning the activity of the 2nd Wiltshires during the period of loss of these two lads.
The grief felt by the parents must have been sharpened by the fact that The Battle of Festubert was a failure and only about a 'mile of mud' was gained.
LEST WE FORGET
All Medals are Mint State