Ronald James Eacott

Memorial: Frampton Cotterell - St. Peter’s Church

Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Lance Corporal 15059

Parents: James George and Georgina Eacott (nee Foote)

Home address: East View, Bagstone, Wickwar, Glos

Pre-war occupation: Gentleman's Gardener then Railway Worker

Date of birth: 1895

Place of birth: Earthcott Green, Glos

Date of death: 01/10/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Memorial (Ref: Panel 50 to 51.), Belgium

Age: 22

Further information:

Ronald James Eacott was born in 1895 in Earthcott Green in Gloucestershire. His parents were James George and Georgina (nee Foote) Eacott. Ronald seems to have spent much of his life with his maternal grandmother Elizabeth Fooke at 70 Down Road, Frampton Cotterell and her daughter Emma, who was the assistant teacher at Frampton Cotterell school. His mother who came from Yate, may have died in childbirth as he never knew her. Ronald was a well loved member of his family, remembered fondly by his Aunt and often mentioned with regrets during her life time. His aunt was Mrs Emma Eleanor Roach of East View, Bagstone, Wickwar. during her lifetime. His aunt was Mrs Emma Eleanor Roach of East View in Bagstone in Wickwar. There is a photocopy of a document showing the names of his relatives in the WWI Frampton Cotterell file in Yate and District Heritage Centre. Ronald worked as a gentleman’s gardener and then as a railway worker

Ronald enlisted at Ashby de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire where he had been working. On 12 September 1914 He joined the 9th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment and became a Lance Corporal. He was Killed in Action on October 1st 1917 at the age of 22. He was awarded the British War, Victory and the 1914/15 Star medals

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium. He is also remembered on the Wickwar Holy Trinity Church Memorial, the Wickwar Village Hall Memorial and the Chipping Sodbury Cottage Hospital Memorial Board which is now at Yate and District Heritage Centre. He is also commemorated on the St Peter’s Church memorial cross in Frampton Cotterell and on Rangeworthy Church Memorial Window

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

Yate and District Heritage Centre and the book 'Lest We Forget' by Arthur Threlfall Searson. Story with the kind permission of Sheila Jabs volunteer at Yate and District Heritage Centre, relative of Ron. Forces War Records