Ernest Eaton

Name

Ernest Eaton

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

03/08/1917
31

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
29781
Bedfordshire Regiment
4th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

MARLOW CEMETERY
C. C. 31.
United Kingdom

Headstone

>ABIDE WITH ME

UK Memorials

St John the Baptist Church Memorial, Aldbury,
Aldbury Memorial Hall, Aldbury,
Not on the Tring memorials

Pre War

1891 Census recorded Ernest, aged 4, living in Acton, West London with his parents.  In 1901 he was living at Dewshaws Farm Burnham, Buckinghamshire with family working on a farm.


In September 1910 he married Edith Frances Warns in Pant Du near Llangollen, North Wales.


1911 Census. He and Edith were living at 3 Brickkiln Cottages, Aldbury and he was working as a Gamekeeper. 


He was working at Pendley Manor, Aldbury at the time of his enlistment. 

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Bedford.  


South Bucks Free Press of 11th May 1917 reported that Ernest had been wounded in right knee and was in No.4 General Hospital in France.


On 10th August 1917 the same newspaper reports the funeral of Ernest. He had been badly wounded on 23rd April 1917 whilst acting as a stretcher bearer during the Battle of Arras . He was transferred to Wharncliffe Hospial in Sheffield. Six weeks after it was necessary to amputate his right leg above the knee but he suffered a sudden relapse. He left a widow and three children.


He was Buried with full Military Honours by the East Anglian Royal Engineers. 

Additional Information

Mrs Edith F. Eaton, Manthorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire, ordered his headstone inscription: "ABIDE WITH ME".

Acknowledgments

Jo Bayley
Jo Bayley