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Eagar, Francis Russell (1893-1915)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Francis Russell Eagar (1893-1915), born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 27 September 1893, son of Captain Edward Boaz Eagar (5th Northumberland Fusiliers) (7 April 1860-23 November 1899, killed at the relief of Kimberley, South Africa) and Ada Mary Barbara (née Thoyts) (1865-1951) of The Priory, Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire (formerly of The Beeches, Farnborough, Hampshire).

 

Siblings:

Edward Frank Eagar (1890-1958)

Harry St George Thoyts Eagar (1892-1972)

Denis Geoffrey Eagar (1898-1918) www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/9339732965/...

 

Attended Connaught House preparatory school, Weymouth, Dorset.

 

Attended Sherborne School (The Green) May 1907-December 1912; 6th form; School Prefect; Head of House (The Green); Head of School; Colour Sergeant in OTC.

 

Entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in February 1913. Obtained a commission in the Royal Field Artillery in August 1914.

 

WW1, Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery, 8th Division, 30th Battery. Killed at Fleurbaix on 9 May 1915.

 

Commemorated at:

Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, I. A. 6 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/298439/EAGAR,%20FRANC...

 

Bishops Cleeve War Memorial.

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour. Mrs E. Franks donated £20 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of her sons, Lieut. F.R. and 2nd Lieut. D.G. Eagar.

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