1914 TRIO to 2543 PTE John Oscar EKINS 2nd RIFLE BRIGADE Born St. Neots, Hunts. Served in France 7/11/14 until 23/1/15 when he returned to Blighty with frost bite. Returned to the Western Front & was KIA 25/9/15

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2543 PTE J.EKINS 2/RIF.BRIG. (on 1914 Star)

2543 PTE J.EKINS RIF.BRIG. (on pair)



John Oscar ('Jack') Ekins


Born at St.Neots, Huntingdonshire 1887 & lived at Ricksmanworth, Hertfordshire


Attested 1907 and then served in India 1908-14


To France 7/11/14 with 2nd Rifle Brigade


Suffered frost bite in both feet & returned to Blighty 23/1/15


Treated at The London Hospital, Whitechapel until 24/2/15


Returned to the Western Front 1/6/15


KIA F&F 25/9/15 commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial


Note: Apparently Jack was struck by a shell on 25th September 1915 & his body was never recovered. A German soldier found his Princess Mary's 1914 Christmas Gift Tin on the battlefield and sent it to his sister after the war - click here


With copy of his 2 Medal Index Cards, 35 page Digital File of his Soldiers Papers plus SDGW & CWGC details


Condition: NEF



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