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Date of Death
6 Apr 1918
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L-Cpl John Robert ('Jack') Eames, 32217, 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on April 7th, 1918. He was the second son of William and Harriet Eames, of 107 Cambridge Street, Luton, to die on the battlefield - Gus Eames was killed in February 1916.
As was often the case, the parents were informed that their son, aged 33, had died instantly and painlessly. Widow Gertrude (nee Warren), whom Jack had married at St Paul's Church, Luton, on January 9th, 1909, was informed separately of his death. The couple had two children.
Before joining the Army two years earlier, Jack Eames was employed as a painter by Mr Frederick Pedley, of Cheapside.
He had previously been wounded and had been back in France only five weeks when he met his death.