George Frederick Eagle.

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Part of an extract from a local paper of 28-9-1917 under a heading:-

"GODMANCHESTER CASUALTIES"

"Pte. Eagle, late of Hunts. Cyclists, youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Eagle, West Street, Godmanchester - Killed in Action."  George Frederick Eagle - He was a private number 268491 in the 11th Battalion the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was  killed in action on Thursday 6th September 1917 whilst serving in France & Flanders. He was born in Little Paxton and traveled to enlist in Huntingdon from Godmanchester where he was living at the time. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Eagle, of West Street, Godmanchester. He formerly served as private 652 in the Huntigndonshire Cyclist Battalion. He is commemorated on panel 23 to 28 and 163A of the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

From a newspaper dated 6/10/17 - The late George Frederick Eagle, son of Mr. & Mrs. G. Eagle, of West Street, Godmanchester, was in charge of a party of five men holding a very important post when a shell bury them all. Death was instantaneous. Private Eagle was 21.

Eagle     George Frederick            11 (Service) Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment           6/9/1917

. G. F. Eagle - He was part of a contingent of 130 men of the Hunts. Reserve Battalion who had volunteered for active service in December 1914. They left from Huntingdon station in carriages attached to the 10:06 train.
. He is remembered at the Tyne Cot CWGC Cemetery on the Ypres Salient.
War Memorial photo.

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith