Rifleman Harold George Eggleton

Date of Birth c. 1894
Age at Death 21
Date of Death 2 April 1915
Service Number 3749
Military Service 9th Battalion Queen Victoria's Rifles London Regiment
Merton Address 92 Cromwell Road, Wimbledon
Local Memorial Rutlish School, Merton

Additional Information

Born in Wimbledon c.1894, Harold was the middle child of George and Julia Eggleton. The couple had two older children, Hubert and Evelyn, plus three younger offspring – Leslie, Edith and Constance. The family lived at 92 Cromwell Road, Wimbledon and George Eggleton was a civil servant employed at the Probate Registry Office, Somerset House.

By the age of 16, Harold had a job as a junior clerk for a clock company. He enlisted in February 1915, and was killed in Flanders less than two months later.


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