Edwin Nichols Eckett

Memorial: Mangotsfield - St James Place

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Rank and number: 3rd Class Aircraft Mechanic

Parents: Edwin and Jane Eckett (nee Nichols)

Marital status: Single

Home address: Cossham Street, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Assistant fitter in motor industry

Date of birth: 09/05/1899

Place of birth: 57 Golborne Gardens, North Kensington, London

Date of death: 10/02/1919

Buried/Commemorated at: St. James Church, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Age: 19

Further information:

Edwin Nichols Eckett’s rank is shown as an Air Mechanic 2nd Class on the Mangotsfield War Memorial whereas his rank was changed to Air Mechanic 3rd Class on 1st April 1918 following the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service to form the Royal Air Force

Died at home of tuberculosis

Medals: None – Insufficient service

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

National Archives, Attestation Papers, Medical Report, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, UK Censuses, Death Certificate, David Blackmore