John George Eggleton

Name

John George Eggleton

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/04/1918
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Sapper
236455
Royal Engineers
253rd Engineering and Mining Company

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

POZIERES MEMORIAL
Panel 10 to 13.
France

UK Memorials

Watford Borough Roll of Honour,
Black Boy Pub Memorial, Bricket Wood

Pre War

Son of Louisa Sophia (nee BUDD) and the late Charles EGGLETON.

His parents married 25 December 1884 at All Soul’s, Newington, London.  Charles died 1917 in the St Alban’s, Herts, district aged 52, and was buried 15 March at All Saints, Leavesden, Herts; Louisa died 31 October 1928 in Bricket Wood, Herts, aged 67.

John was born 1891 in Camberwell, and baptised 28 February 1893 at St John the Divine, Kennington, London.

On the 1891 Census, aged 1 month he lived in Camberwell, with his parents and two siblings.  On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he still lived in Camberwell, with his parents and two siblings.  On the 1911 Census, a coach painter aged 20, he still lived in Camberwell, with his parents and one sibling.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Camberwell, London, and was formerly 6118 3rd/6th (City of London) Battalion London Regiment (City of London Rifles) and Private 323103 6th London Regiment.  

He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action.  

Additional Information

Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.

Acknowledgments

Sue Carter (Research) and Watford Museum (ROH on line via www.ourwatfordhistory.org.uk)