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Capt Edwin Campion Vaughan
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1897
Forest Gate
London Borough of Newham
Greater London, England
Death: Jun. 8, 1931, England

Son of Patrick William Vaughan and Lavinia Sowerby (Campion) Vaughan.

Brother of Michael Vaughan, John Herbert Vaughan, Matthew Francis Vaughan, Bernard Vaughan, Marie W.C. Vaughan, Kathleen A. Vaughan, and Mildred Vaughan.

Husband of Margaret Frances (Southard) Vaughan. Father of four children.

Educated at Saint Ignatius College, Stamford Hill, Hackney.

Captain, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, World War I. Served in France and Italy. In 1918, he received the Military Cross (MC) for his gallantry in securing a bridge while under fire. He also received the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Post-war, he transferred to the Essex Regiment. Soon afterward, however, he transferred to the Royal Air Force, became a pilot, and held the rank of Flight Lieutenant at the time of his death.

He tragically died due to a doctor's error: instead of receiving Novocaine, he was accidentally given a lethal dose of cocaine.

Author of the posthumously published (1981 in the UK and 1988 in the US) and critically-acclaimed memoir "Some Desperate Glory: The World War One Diary of a British Officer, 1917."

Requiescat in pace. 
 
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 Parents:
  Patrick William Vaughan (1858 - 1941)
  Lavinia Sowerby Campion Vaughan (1861 - 1934)
 
 Sibling:
  Matthew Francis Vaughan (1889 - 1960)*
  Edwin Campion Vaughan (1897 - 1931)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Edwin S.C. Vaughan
1897-1931
Livinia S.C. Vaughan
1861-1934
Patrick W. Vaughan
1858-1941
Matthew F. Vaughan
1889-1960
Rest in Peace."
 
Burial:
St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery
Leytonstone
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Greater London, England
Plot: A Plot 15, Sec. 1, No. 36
 
Created by: wildgoose
Record added: Mar 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86283279
Capt Edwin Campion Vaughan
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Thank you for what you did, sir. A grateful country remembers…
- James J. Marlowe II, Esq.
 Added: Jul. 23, 2014

- Rita
 Added: Jun. 30, 2014
 
 
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