Edward Still was born in Chailey around 1893. The 1901 Census of
Chailey Parish Magazine first records Edward in its September 1916 edition, reporting: Still, Private E, 2nd Queen’s Royal
West Surrey . Two months later, it notes that Edward Still
is now a lance-corporal and is in Regt, England . France
Given the inevitable delay in publishing information received, it is likely that Edward went to
in September or October 1916 as part of a draft reinforcement. The 2nd Queens was a regular battalion which
had been based in France ,
when war was declared. On Pretoria,
South Africa 19th September 1914 it had
landed at Southampton and joined the 22nd
Brigade in the 7th Division at . Lyndhurst
The division remained on the Western Front until November 1917 when it was transferred to the Italian Front. By this time though, Edward had been transferred to The Labour Corps possibly as a result of wounds or sickness (although Chailey Parish Magazine mentions neither of these).
Four of Edward’s five brothers: Albert Still, Arthur Still, Ernest Still and George Henry Still, also served their King and Country during the First World War.