Lance Corporal S/8392 EDWARD GEORGE EAMES of 1st battalion Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) was killed in action on 30 July 1916.
On the night of 29/30 July 1/RWK came under heavy artillery fire and incurred more than 60 casualties while in support in the village of Longueval.
Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme and on the Sydenham South Suburban Gas Works war memorial. An E Eames is also on the St Michael and All Angels Church War Memorial
He was born in Lewisham in the autumn of 1894, the son of the late William and Alice Eames.
Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment 1914 –1919 by C T Atkinson
Contributed By: Andy Pepper
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