The Shirley Village Archive

Eaton, Kenneth Earnest (Person)

(19 March 1893 – 16 May 1917)

Son of Dorothy Watkins (father not recorded but living with Frederick Wibberley, Wormsley) he was born in 1893 in Kensington, London1. he attended Shirley C of E School between 7 Mar 1898 and 19 Mar 1907). By 1901 he was living at the Wormsley. In 1911 he was a waggoner at Shirley Hall Farm.

Military Record

Regiment: 15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Rank: Private #33017
Action: Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme 16 May 1917 aged 24.
Medals Awarded: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial France. Pier and faces 10C,10D & 11A.

1 - Needs confirmation?
Researched by Malcolm Phillips. Ref: MP WW1 PIS 1

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