E Townsend 536 Pte of the Wiltshire Regiment reported as missing.
Wilts Times 1 July 1916
Pte E Townsend, 20, the son of Eden and Charlotte Townsend. Reported
missing after an engagement in the Persian Gulf April 9 1916. Now reported
Thy word is true, Thy will is just.
To thee we leave him, Lord in trust.
1 Timber Street
Wilts Times 1 December 1917
In loving memory of Pte E Townsend aged 20 of the 5th Wiltshire
Regiment who was reported killed in the Persian Gulf April 5th 1918
youngest son of Eden Townsend, 56 Woodlane, Chippenham.
In freedoms name he suffered,
For righteous he died;
His not to see the victory,
And welcome it with pride.
Greater love hath no man than this