Harry James Eversden

WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

Harry James Eversden


Military History:        


Regiment:                               London Regiment

Rank:                                      Private

Service Number:                    684780, formerly 5254 and 652264

Date of Enlisting:                   9.4.1916

Date of death:                        6.1948

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Harry enlisted on 9th April 1916.  It is believed he saw active service with the London Regiment, Regimental number 684780 (formerly 5254 and 652264) on the Western Front, France and Flanders. He survived the War.

Harry was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Harry died in Bromley, Kent in June 1948.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                7.11.1879

Birth Place:                   Finsbury Park, London

Residence:                    London, England

Marriage:                      6.12.1915


Harry was the eldest son of Julius James Eversden and Emma (nee Harradine) Eversden, born in Islington, Middlesex on 7 November 1879.  He was christened in Ashwell and by the age of 5 he and his family were living in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

He married Minnie Adelaide Edwards in Deptford on 6 December 1915.  They had one son, George Henry David, born 1915.

Harry’s brothers Percy, and (Harvey) Cecil survived the War but his brothers William and Julius were both killed in action.





Harry James Eversden

Birth Place:

Islington, Middlesex


London, England

Death Date:


Enlistment Place:

Not known




London Regiment


21st Battalion, formerly 22nd Battalion

Regimental Number:

684780, formerly 5254 and 652264

Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Western Europe: France and Flanders

This page was added on 05/05/2016.