image from 1918 Suffolk Chronical & Mercury newspaper


Born: 1898, Framlingham, Suffolk.

Died: 22nd September 1918; age 20; KiA.

Residence: 78, Richmond Road, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Porter at the Beach Station, Felixstowe, Suffolk. Joined the company in July 1913.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.



12th Battalion – 57213 – 4th July 1917 – 19th July 1917

2nd Battalion – 57213 – 20th July 1917 – 11th November 1917

1st Battalion – 57213 – 5th April 1918 – 9th April 1918

11th Battalion – 57213 – 10th April 1918 – 22nd September 1918.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 57215.

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, ‘C’ Coy, 11th Battalion.

Formerly 21470, 30th T.R. Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 3.

Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Harry & Matilda Eade, of ‘Dunheved’ 95, Grove Lane, Ipswich.




1901   16, Gower Street, Ipswich.


Benjamin was 2 years old and living with his mother, sister & maternal uncle.

Matilda Eade (nee Wood), 28, born Tuddenham St. Martin, Suffolk.

Florence Evelyn Eade, 1, born Framlingham, Suffolk.

Arthur G. Wood, 23, a Railway Shunter, born Tuddenham St. Martin.


In 1901, Benjamin’s father, Harry Eade, 24, a Railway Guard, born Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex was staying at the home of his paternal grandparents – Benjamin & Hannah Eade of Abbey Street, Thorpe-le-Soken.


1911   107, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Benjamin was 12 years old, attending school and a Part-Time Railway Newsboy – Smith & Son. He was living with his parents, sisters & maternal uncle.

Harry, 34, a Signalman – G.E.Railway.

Matilda, 38.

Florence, 11.

Irene Ruby Eade, 6, born Ipswich.

Horace Herbert East Wood, 26, a General Labourer, born Tuddenham St. Martin.


Soldiers’ Effects to Matilda Eade – mother.


Benjamin is also remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.


Royal Fusiliers, London Regiment, ‘C’ Coy, 11th Battalion


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