Eames, A J
ALFRED JAMES EAMES
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 1.
He enlisted 1 March 1916 in London: a bricklayer aged 30, 5’8½” tall, C of E. He was at the Mech Depot, Deal, till embarking 27 July 1916. He was wounded 4 December 1916 and 28 April 1917; was missing from 28 April 1917 and was assumed dead by 7 December 1917. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals.
There is an In Memoriam for Alfred in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 27 April 1918.
Son of Mary (nee REVELS) EAMES of Watford and the late William EAMES.
His parents married 8 April 1882 at St Mary’s, Welwyn, Herts. William died 1912 in Watford aged 52, and was buried 10 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Mary died 26 September 1931 in Watford aged 74, and was buried 1 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Alfred was born 2 March 1885 in St Alban’s, Herts, and baptised 6 September 1885 at St Peter’s, St Alban’s.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 5 he lived in Stratford, London, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, a bricklayer aged 15, he lived in Sandridge, Herts, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, a bricklayer aged 25, he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
Unit1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division
Date of death28/04/1917
Age at death31
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)