Roll of Honour

Private James Henry Eyles

Linked to: Stratton Audley
Stratton Audley

Service Number: 24191

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment (14th)

Conflict: World War One

Date of Death: 10th June 1916

Age at Death: 19

Burial/Memorial Location: Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France

Son of James & Eliza Herring, of Stratton Audley.

"We record with deep regret the death of Private James Henry Eyles (known as “Kruger”), of Stratton Audley, son of Mrs H. Herring. The sad tidings were contained in the following letter from the sister in charge of the London Casualty Clearing Station, British Expeditionary Force: “With much regret I have to write of the death of your son – Pte. J.H. Eyles – at this station. He was admitted yesterday (June 9) morning, suffering from wounds, and the injuries were so severe that it seemed to be almost a hopeless case. Everything possible was done for him and he received every care and attention. He sank Quickly and passed away to-day, about 2 p.m., very quietly. I am sure it will comfort you to know that while with us here he had practically no suffering. He was in a state of great weakness and felt no pain. He was pleased I was going to write to you and send you his love, but did not realise he was dying. He will be buried in a cemetery near, where he will rest with many of his comrades who have fallen in France.”
Pte. Eyles, who was 19 years of age, joined the Gloucestershire Regt. in October of last year and went to the Front in January. He was loved by all in Stratton Audley, and was a member of the Parish Church choir. He also acted as a server at the altar. A memorial service will be held on Sunday at four o’clock." Bicester Herald 16/06/1916