CAPT. EDWARD JERMY JEPHSON, 9TH BATTN. NORFOLK REGT. KILLED IN ACTION IN THE BATTLE OF FLERS-COURCELETTE, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 1916. AGED 31. At the School 1899—1904 (Day Boy). Capt. Edward Jermy Jephson was the eldest son of the late Capt. Jermy Frederic Jephson, P. & O. Company's Service, and Mrs. Jephson. He leaves a widow, having been married just before he went to the Front. His younger brother, John Mounteney Jephson (D.B. 1903—5), died in 1909. Their father was not himself an O.T., but four of his brothers were at Tonbridge: B. J. Jephson (D.B. 1866—69), a Surveyor in Canada; J. P. J. Jephson (D.B. 1866—73, Judd Exhibitioner, Football XIII. 1871—72, Scholar of Queens' Coll., Cambridge), Barrister and Solicitor, Calgary, Canada; C. D. H. J. Jephson (D.B. 1866—75, Football XIII. 1873—74), R. Irish Constabulary, Resident Magistrate, Ireland, since 1899; and A. J. M. Jephson (D.B. 1869—74), who accompanied Stanley's Expedition by the Congo to relieve Emin Pasha on the sources of the Nile, 1887, and who died in 1908. Moreover, the late Mrs. H. Hilary was his sister. Edward Jermy Jephson entered the School in September, 1899, and left from the Army Class at Easter, 1904, but did not join the Army. After leaving he went out to Burma, and was for four years with the Bombay- Burma Trading Company, and during that time had some good sport in Burma, and an account of his first tiger appeared in THE TONBRIDGIAN. Unfortunately his health failed, and he had to return to England. An open-air life was necessary for him, and he started large nursery gardens in North Wales, into which he threw all his energy, and of which he made a financial success. As soon as war was declared he felt he had to go, and leaving home on August 4th, 1914, he enlisted in the 9th Lancers, but shortly afterwards applied for a commission, which he obtained in the l0th (Reserve) Battn. of the Norfolk Reg., dated November 27th, 1914. He was promoted to Lieutenant, December 30th, 1914, and Captain, October 18th, 1915, and was serving at the Front with the 9th Norfolks. He first went into action about the beginning of June, and was wounded within twenty-four: hours of going into the trenches. Though severely bruised and cut when a big German shell burst close beside him, he remained with his Regiment. He is not known to have taken part in any special fighting in the Battles of the Somme, until the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on September 15th, when terrible casualties were incurred owing to the attack being held up by wire. On the night of the 15th the Adjutant was informed that Capt. Jephson had been wounded, and as he could not ascertain that he had been brought in, a search party was sent out on the following night, and Capt. Jephson was found lying at the head of his men before the wire in front of their objective. Death had apparently been instantaneous. His grave has never been located.

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Edward Jermy Jephson entered the School in September, 1899, and left from the Army Class at Easter, 1904, but did not join the Army.