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  • photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Sheffield, Yorkshire
John Lynn Eason was born in Sheffield in 1897 at 29 Pearce Road, Attercliffe cum Darnall. His parents were Thomas and Mary Jane Eason, nee Lynn. Thomas’s occupation was on the railways working as a signalman. John was the only boy born to them but had 5 girls, Annie, Edith, Elizabeth Alice, and Sarah al born in Sheffield. Between 1898 and 1901, the whole family move to Worksop, probably for father, Thomas, to take up railway signaller duties there. They resided at Carlton Ave, Worksop and although only 14, John had an apprenticeship as an outfitter.
Chorister at St Anne's church
02 Sep 1918
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2750793 - CWGC Website
15003
Sergeant
1st Coy 5th Bn Coldstream Guards
Sergt John Lynn Eason Worksop Guardian 6 September 1918 Great sympathy will be expressed with Mr and Mrs Thomas Eason, 105 Gateford Road, Worksop, and daughters, on the bereavement which has befallen him by the death of his only son, Sergt John Lynn Eason of the Coldstream Guards, which occurred in East Leeds War Hospital on Monday evening. The deceased guardsman was 21 yeas of age last November, and on the 27th of that month he was badly wounded in the heavy fighting at Fontaine, in which the Guards took so conspicuous and brave a part. He had ten wounds altogether and this fact alone suggests the fierce nature of the contest in which the Guards held back the Hun. He was removed to England and has been in hospital at Leeds ever since. Despite his serious injuries, it was hoped his fine physique would pull him through, but though he had made some progress there were other complications, and he passed away as stated. His father has been with him from the Saturday to the Monday morning, when he had to return to Worksop to attend to his duties as railway signalman. Sergt Eason was well known in Worksop and was a fine type of British soldier, keen, alert and strictly honourable and chivalrous in all his dealings. He enlisted voluntarily on Jan 5th 1915 and after eight months training went to France where he remained until he was wounded with the exception of a short leave when his mother died a year ago. He was soon promoted to the rank of sergeant, and he was acting Sergeant Major when he met with the wounds from which he died. When he first went out, the infantry had not the support which has since been splendidly given by the Tanks, so that the fighting in the earlier stages of the war was even more strenuous than the terrible business of the last few months. Before enlisting Sergt Eason was in the employ of Mr G V Eccles, clothier, Bridge Street, Worksop, at which establishment he had been apprenticed. He was exceedingly liked by all who knew him. The body was bought home for interment, and the funeral, which was of a military character, took place yesterday. The body of the gallant young soldier was bought to Worksop for burial, and the interment took place in the New Cemetery, yesterday afternoon. The coffin of polished oak was covered with the Union Jack and the bearers were all ex soldiers. The report continues with a list of funeral details and mourners.
CWG additional information:- Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Eason, of 105, Gateford Rd., Worksop. Born at Sheffield. He is buried in Worksop (Retford Road ) Cemetery. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    John Lynn Eason - photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • Photo showing  Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of John Lynn Eason in Worksop (Retford Road ) Cemetery Photo taken by Peter Gillings
    John Lynn Eason - grave - Photo showing Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of John Lynn Eason in Worksop (Retford Road ) Cemetery Photo taken by Peter Gillings