Died a Glorious Death
Mr SA Cook has received a letter from the Quartermaster Sgt of D
Company, 2 Wilts informing him that Pte EG Carvey was killed in action on
28 September and was buried at Vermilles. Pte Carvey was a resident of
Chippenham, and his widow who is left with 2 young children reside in the
London Road area. The officer in his letter added, Pte Carvey died a
Deceased was for some time with 4th Wilts Territorials and was a member
of the Rovers Football team also playing occasionally for the Calne Club.
He was home some time ago having been wounded but on recovering returned
to the front.
Wilts Times 9 October 1915
Casualty list under the date 17 October 1915 listed
10391 E Carvey 2 Btn Wilts
Wilts Times 30 October 1915
In cherished memory of a loving husband and Daddie. Pte Edward Carvey
of Chippenham who was killed in action somewhere in France 27 September
Sleep on, dear one, in a foreign grave,
Your life for your country you nobly gave,
The parting was sad, the blow severe,
To part with one so dear.
We little thought when leaving home
That he would ne`er return,
But now he lies in a soldier’s grave,
And we are left to mourn.
Never forgotten and ever lovingly remembered by his wife, children and
Wilts Times 29 September 1917
In cherished memory of a loving husband and daddy, Pte E Carvey of
Chippenham killed in action somewhere in France, September 27th 1915.
Three years have passed and still we miss him,
Some may think the wound is healed
But little they know the sorrow
Deep within our hearts concealed.
But duty called and he was there,
To do his bit and take his share
His heart was good, his spirit brave
He now sleeps in a hero’s grave.
Never forgotten by his wife, children and other family.
Palmer Street, Lowden, Chippenham.
Wilts Times 28 September 1918
Pte EH Carvey, 11 Palmer Street, Chippenham.
Wilts Times 4 October 1919
Some confusion over the names of Carvey, the town memorial lists him as
EI Carvey, the letter in the 1915 paper says EG and the In Memory column
says EH. I have taken the EH as this would appear to have been the
initials given by his family in the In Memory column and this is also the
initials shown on the 1901 census which shows the Carvey family living at
6 Park Lane, Chippenham.