The Memorials
Town - First War
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Chippenham Cemetery
Site Author




Edward H Carvey


Christian Names

Service Number




Edward G



D Coy, 2 Wilts



Enlisted at





11 Palmer St

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death







Loos Memorial

Panel 102


Next of Kin

Next of kin address


Mrs Carvey 11 Palmer St Chippenham


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 glorious death

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 1915.

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 other relatives.

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.

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial


St Paul’s Church

St Andrew’s Church


Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church
Pewsham Street
Boys School
Congregation Church

Last updated - 14/01/2011



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