Today, 4th October, we remembered Haconby man Edmund Wyer who was killed on this day 100 years ago in 1917.

Edmund was the son of William and Sarah Ann Wyer of Haconby and was one of their 10 children.

Edmund was a farm labourer before war broke out he was one of nine men from our parishes that had enlisted in Kitchener’s Army before October 1914.

Edmund joined the 8th Battalion Lincolnshire regiment and embarked from Folkestone in September 1915. Following leave back to the UK in January 1917, Edmund was wounded in april 1917. Rejoining his battalion in May 1917, that year saw Edmund take part in the 3rd battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) where he was subsequently killed in action on the 4th October.

The story of Edmund’s family during the war is a very sad one with seven cousins all being killed in action, including Edmund’s two brothers.

In Memory of Private Edmund Wyer, 10912, 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 4 October 1917.
Remembered with Honour Tyne Cot Memorial
Panel Ref: 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A

Edmund and his two brothers are also remembered on the Haconby memorial.