Private 43710 Alfred Henry Eades

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Died of Wounds on Monday, 30th September 1918, age 36.
Buried in Grave III. B. 10. at Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

9th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 28th Brigade of 9th Division.
Formerly 12990 8th Bn., Yorkshire Light Infantry.

(Served as Frederick Harry EADES). Husband of Mrs E. Eades, of 'Walfords', 82 Digbeth, Birmingham. (Around 1919-1920, per CWGC)
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Hull, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, 26th August 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Dudley Clock Tower Memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/93687/

Genealogical Data

Birth of Alfred Henry Eades registered December quarter 1881 in Dudley.

1891 Census
17 Sedgley Road West, Tipton, Staffs.
Thomas P. Eades (52, Shoeing Smith, born Tipton), his wife Mary (53, born Tipton), and their 3 children: Edith E. (24, Tailoress, born Tipton), Joseph E. (17, Druggist, born Tipton), and Alfred H. (9, Scholar, born Tipton).

1901 Census
Sedgley Road, Tipton, Staffs.
Thomas Eades (63, Shoeing Smith, born Tipton), his wife Mary (64, born Tipton), and their son: Frederick (19, Commercial Clerk, born Tipton). <<< although recorded as Frederick, this is Alfred - both can be called Fred.

Marriage of Alfred Henry Eades and Ethel Pasfield September quarter 1906 in Dudley.

In 1911 Alfred was boarding in Huddersfield, presumably due to his job, and Ethel and their daughter Marion were living with Ethel's parents.
1911 Census
7 Outcote Bank, Huddersfield, Yorks.
Boarding with Frederick and Theresa Cooper and family was: Alfred Henry Eades (30, Married, Insurance Superintendent, born Tipton).

1911 Census
1 Dixons Green, Dudley, Worcs.
Living with her parents James and Mary Pasfield was: Ethel Eades (28, born Dudley), and her daughter Marion Eades (3, born Tipton).

Personal Data

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission had this man commemorated as FH Eades, they have kindly accepted that he is Alfred Henry Eades and have changed the record. This now reflects Alfred Henry Eades, but "Served a Frederick Harry Eades". The CWGC headstone will be changed when it is next replaced but this will be many many years in the future.

After Alfred's death, his outstanding army pay and allowances amounted to £18/1/4d (18 pounds, 1 shilling and 4 pence); this was paid to his widow and sole legatee, Ethel, in January, February and May 1919. His War Gratuity was £18/10/0d (18 pounds and 10 shillings), this was also paid to his widow in December 1919. The value of the War Gratuity suggests that Alfred had enlisted in approximately September 1914.

Action resulting in his death

The 'Final Advance in Flanders' began on 28th September 1918, and the 9th (Scottish) Division were part of II Corps in Plumer's 2nd Army. The 9th Division took part in advances to the east of Ypres, from Westhoek in a north easterly direction towards Anzac Ridge and Zonnebeke. Their advance was successful, and by evening the general attack had made gains of 6 miles. It is possible that this was when Alfred Eades received the wounds which lead to his death on 30th September.

Alfred died in the 36th Casualty Clearing Station at Haringhe, which is about 17 miles west of the area of the fighting. He is buried in Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery.

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