Sunday, February 08, 2015

Driver E Tester, Indian Cavalry

Little is known about this man and no convincing connection to Chailey has been established to date. He is possibly Alfred Edward Tester, born at Ringmer in 1890 and whose birth was registered at Lewes the same year but there are no convincing matches for a man of that name serving with the Indian Cavalry. He may also be related to George Tester who, aged 49 on the 1911 census, was working as a railway plate-layer and living at Railway Cottages, Sheffield Park.

In December 1915, Chailey Parish Magazine notes: Tester, Driver E 2nd Div Indian Cavalry, France.  His name appears for the last time – still with the Indian Cavalry – in December 1917. 

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