Lieutenant Edward MAJOLIER.
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Lieutenant Edouard MAJOLIER
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Lieutenant Edward MAJOLIER.

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Lieutenant Edouard MAJOLIER.

5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Died at home 26 November 1918. Aged 30.
Served at the Battle of St. Juilen with the 5th Battalion. Awarded a Silver War Badge, November 1917. Death registered at St. George's, Hanover Square, London. Was the son of Edouard and Susannah Majolier and husband of Geraldine C Mojolier.

The following biographical details of Edouard Majolier are taken from the website for Christ Church College Oxford;-
"Date of birth: 12 May 1888.
Date of death: 26 November 1918.
Died of an illness contracted while on active service aged 30.

Edouard was the elder son of Edouard Majolier, of Huguenot descent, and his wife, Suzanne. Edouard Senior was a Corn Broker and Factor. The family lived at 20 Bramham Gardens, Earls Court and had two sons and four daughters.

Edouard was educated at Eton and came up to Christ Church in 1907. The following year, in which his father died, he rowed in the College Eight in the Grand Challenge Cup. In 1910, he was in the University Eight which won the Boat Race. His weight was 13 stone and half a pound.

In 1911, he was living at 20 Bramham Gardens and described as a Cornbroker’s Clerk. At the outbreak of war, he was commissioned Lieutenant in the 5th Yorkshire Regiment.

In the spring of 1916, he married Geraldine Briggs at Atcham. They had two daughters, Chloe born in 1917 and Peggy born in the summer of 1918.

Edouard died at his residence, 131 Victoria Street, London of an illness contracted whilst on active service.

Probate was granted to a chartered accountant. He left £16,100-0s-1d."

Photo courtesy of Richard Roberts (<>)

Andy Nicholson (<>) provides the following additional information on Edouard Majolier;-

"Edouard's discharge papers at Kew in WO 374/45669 show that he was discharged in August 1916 with glycosuria.
Glycosuria is an excess of sugar in the urine, and is typically associated with diabetes or kidney disease. According to his papers, this was diagnosed whilst on active service. There is mention of the fact that there was a family history of glycosuria. Thus, the cause of his death was not attributable to his service. For this reason he does not appear on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission register.

Edouard Majolier married a Geraldine Catherine Briggs (born in Penrith) in Q2 1916. Geraldine Catherine married Francis Peter Longton in West Hawley (Hants) in Q2 1920.
Geraldine Longton died in Q2 1945 in Ware (Herts)."

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