Charles Edgar Southern (known as Edgar) lived at 13 Council Cottages (now 29 Pitchers Hill), one of nine sons of Charles and Maria Southern. All of the men were in uniform in the War, the older ones in the Home Guard.
Edgar Southern was called up in 1941 whilst working at the bakers, Leicesters, in Port Street, Evesham.
He was a Lance Corporal in the Pioneer Corps and saw service in Iceland for four months, then in Tunisia and Italy. After a short spell in England in 1944, he was sent to France.