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Prisoner of War – Edgar George CULL

Edgar George CULL
Service Number
Worcestershire Regiment
ICRC Record found
Where Taken
St Quentin
Date Taken
21 Mar 1918
Date of Birth
23 Feb 1897
Place of Birth
Badsey, Evesham, Worcs
Next of Kin
John Cull (father), The Spinnacks
Where imprisoned
Cassell, Germany
Parish Magazine Reports

Vol 23, No 5, May 1918 - Pte E Cull is reported a prisoner of war. No communication has been received from him, and everyone sympathises very deeply with Mr and Mrs Cull in their anxiety …. It is possible that the absence of news of Pte Cull may be accounted for by the fact that he is wounded.

Vol 23, No 6, June 1918 - News has at last been received from Pte E Cull who is a prisoner of war in Germany. Like our other Badsey men in Germany he sends most cheery messages, making light of the trails and hardships incident to the lot of the captive.

Vol 24, No 1, January 1919 - Prisoner of war, Pte E Cull, had speech with the Crown Prince whom he found to be “not such a fool as the pictures make out”.

January 1969 - At the time of going to press, we have just heard of the death of Mr Edgar G Cull. Many in Badsey will remember the bakery business which he and his brother carried on after their father’s death. Edgar Cull was severely wounded in the head while serving his country in the First World War, and the experience had a lasting effect on him. That must be borne in mind when his little eccentricities are recalled. He was an amiable and likeable man. He did not expect to return from hospital, and quietly prepared himself for death in a Christian manner. Our condolences with his daughter Mrs Hope Franklin and other members of the family.