Pepper, Cedric William

He was the third son of William Frederick Pepper of Redlynch Park, Bruton, Somerset and Harriette Helen Pepper, nee Lawson. He remained at Winchester for a year only and in 1909 left for Tonbridge School. He was in residence for a time at Worcester College, Oxford, and on the outbreak of war was ranching in Rhodesia. He hurried back to England, enlisted and reached the front by the end of October 1914. After nine months’ service there with the 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, he returned home wounded and on his recovery was given a commission in the 3rd Battalion Somerset Light Infantry. He was accidentally killed while training at Oxford.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Pepper
  • Forenames or initials: Cedric William
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1908-1909
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Somerset Light Infantry
  • Date of Birth: 11th January 1895
  • Date of Death: NA
  • How Died: Died in a training accident
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer E5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Redlynch (St. Peter) Church