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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Essex Farm Cemetery,  Belgium.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
John was born in 1887 at Hucknall Torkard and was the son of George a collier hewer and Mary Eames née Wilkinson of 15 Bertram Street, Meadows, Nottingham. His father George was born in 1849 in TIckhill (or Greasley depending on the census looked at) and his mother Mary Wilkinson was born in 1851 at Langwith, they were married in 1872 , their marriage was recorded in the Ashby de la Zouch registration area. His mother had a child Charles Wilkinson born 1871 at Tickhill prior to her marriage to George. Charles and Mary had 13 children , sadly two died in infancy or childhood, their surviving children recorded in the 1881- 1911 census were : - Sarah Ann b1873 Blackwell, Harriett b 1876 Blackwell, Emily b1878 Blackwell, Clara b1879 Blackwell, James b1881 Langwith, Mary b1883 Hucknall, John b1887 Hucknall, William b1888 Hucknall, Thomas b1892 Hucknall and Eliza b1895 Hucknall. In 1901 and 1911 the family were living at 51 Bertam Street, Meadows, Nottingham.
In 1901 John was a printer. In 1911 he was a general labourer.
20 Mar 1916
159286 - CWGC Website
Y/1530
Rifleman
12th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman John Eames enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 12th battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He landed in France on 20th August 1915. He was killed in action on 20th March 1916. He is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery.
His brother James also served during the Great War, he enlisted in Nottingham on 10th December 1915 and the following day was put into the reserves , he was mobilised on 14th June 1916 and posted to the East Yorkshire Regiment, he was transferred on 8th January 1917 to the National Shell Filling Factory at Chilwell Nottingham. he was discharged on 31st March 1919.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Essex Farm Cemetery,  Belgium.
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    John Eames - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Essex Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Photograph published on 17th May 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    John Eames - Photograph published on 17th May 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.