Eyden, L R or R L
LAWRENCE ROBERT or ROBERT LAWRENCE EYDEN
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16A.
He enlisted August 1914 in London, from the Union Bank’s branch in London. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 31 July 1915, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, Lawrence’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Frederick and Jessie (nee FERGUSON) EYDEN.
His parents married 9 September 1880 at St Paul’s, Forebridge, Stafford. Frederick died 1931 in the Staines, Middx, district aged 70; Jessie died 12 April 1942 in Ashford, Middx, aged 86.
Lawrence was born 20 March 1895 in Crewe, Chesh, and baptised 26 April 1895 at Christ Church, Crewe. He was employed by the Royal Bank of Canada at their London branch.
On the 1901 Census, at school aged 6 he lived in Hampstead, London, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Civil Service clerk aged 16, he still lived in Hampstead, with his parents and four siblings.
Unit10th (Service) Battalion
Date of deathon or since 15/07/1916
Age at death21
Place of death
NotesThe Commonwealth War Graves Commission has his date of death as 15 September 1916; all other sources give it as 15 July 1916.
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