Christopher Eden

Name

Christopher Eden

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

18/10/1917

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
G/28922
Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
12th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Panel 113 to 115.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Christchurch Plaque, now in Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo

Pre War

Born in 1896, in Leicester, to parents Henry and Annie, he had a sister Cassey and in 1911 they were living at 21, Gloucester Street, Portsea, Portsmouth. His father was employed as an locomotive engine driver in a government dockyard and Christopher was a labourer navvy.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Grantham, Lincolnshire. His unit was formed in Mill Hill in 1914 and moved to Colchester and Codford, Salisbury for further training after which they were sent to France arriving at Le Havre on 26th July 1915. In 1916 they were in action at a number of the Somme battles including Albert and Montauban, Bazentin Ridge, Delville Wood, Thiepval Ridge and the Ancre Heights. After being withdrawn from the front line they were moved to Flanders where in 1917 they took part in the Third Ypres battles, at First Passchendaele where Christopher was killed in action.

Additional Information

As yet no connection has been found to Hertford, it maybe that the family moved there later due to his father’s occupation.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins