James Edward Eddon

Name

James Edward Eddon
02/07/1887

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/02/1919
31

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Corporal
S4/218803
Royal Army Service Corps
Deputy Assist. Director of Labour H.Q. (Dieppe)

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

JANVAL CEMETERY, DIEPPE
II. G. 1.
France

Headstone

>A Beloved Husband And Father Until The Day Break And The Shadows Flee Away

UK Memorials

St John the Baptist Church Memorial, Aldbury
Aldbury Memorial Hall Memorial
Berkhamsted Town Memorial
St Peter's Church Memorial, Berkhamsted

Pre War

James was born on 2nd July 1887 to Robert and Mary Ann Eddon, who lived at Tring Station. He was baptised at St Thomas's Westminster on 11th Dec 1887. 


The 1911 census has James working as a railway clerk and living with family at 6 Railway Cottages, Tring.


In June 1911, marriage banns were read for James and Minnie Eliza Collier and they were married in Aldbury on 1st July 1911. They had 2 sons: Geoffrey Arnold born 6th June 1912 and Arthur James born 21st July 1915.

Wartime Service

James enlisted in Watford on 3rd Nov 1915 and was put into the Army Reserve but not mobilised until 14th Nov 1916, joining K Coy, RASC and arriving in France on 13th Dec 1916.


He died of heart failure due to broncho-pneumonia on 16th Feb 1919 at No.5 Stationary Hospital, Dieppe. 

Acknowledgments

Lisa Garment
Jonty Wild, Paul Johnson