South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

George Edmund Vaughan

We deeply regret to record the loss of Major George Edmund Vaughan, M.C., Coldstream Guards, killed in action on September 15. The younger son of the late Edmund Mallet Vaughan, D.L., of Lapley, Staffordshire, and the greatgrandson of the 3rd Earl of Lisburne he was born on March 1, 1881, and was educated at Beaumont College, the Oratory School, and the R.M.C., Sandhurst. He entered the Coldstream Guards in 1901, and went out to South Africa in January, 1902. He returned to England at the end of the war, and eventually became adjutant of his battalion. In March, 1913, he was seconded from the Coldstream Guards, and accompanied Lord Willingdon, Governor of Bombay, to India, as his A.D.C. Returning to England in June, 1914, he went to France with the Coldstream Guards on the outbreak of war as a captain. He was wounded at the Battle of the Aisne, but returned to the Front again in October and went through the Battle of Ypres. He remained with his battalion until September, 1915, when he was invalided home with enteric. In July, 1915, he had been awarded the Military Cross. In January, 1916, he was promoted major, and returned to the Front in April, serving with the Coldstream Guards until September 15, when he was killed.
The Tablet (International Catholic News Weekly) Page 26, 30th September 1916

Major George Edmund Vaughan MC was the younger brother of Eugene Napoleon Ernest Mallet Vaughan of Blackladies. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914 Star. Major Vaughan is commemorated on the memorials at St Mary's, Brewood and Lapley

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