Major Edward Basil Blogg D.S.O.
On 30 March 1916 Edie
Basil Blogg's father was Rector of Great Mongeham near Deal and I am assuming that Edie and her family who lived in Deal must have known the Blogg family.
Here is Major Blogg's CWGC certificate:
and a picture of the cemetery in Bethune:
From other sources I have discovered the following information:
Edward Blogg was appointed to The Lord Chancellor's Office in 1907 and joined the Territorial Force in 1909. He was promoted to Lt. in 1911, Captain in 1915, taking command of 1/4th Coy R.E. (2nd London Div.) At the outbreak of war he volunteered for active service. He died of wounds on 16 March 1916.
From the London Gazette for 4 November 1915:
More information here: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Sussex/Brede.html.
The 1911 census shows the Blogg family all listed at Great Mongeham Rectory (with its twenty rooms and five servants). Thanks to Deal-based writer, Judith Gaunt, for this.
Rev Blogg must have died some time between the 1911 census and the date of Basil's death in 1916.
The "other two" whom Edie hopes "will keep safe" must be Basil's younger brothers, Hugh and Claude, who would have been 26 and 27 at the time of Basil's death. I have not found their names in CWGC records so it looks like Edie's hopes were realised.