Eversden, Harry James

Eversden, Harry James


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.




Name:Harry James Eversden
Birth Place:Islington, Middlesex
Residence:London, England
Death Date:6.1948
Enlistment Place:Not known
Regiment:London Regiment
Battalion:21st Battalion, formerly 22nd Battalion
Regimental Number:684780, formerly 5254 and 652264
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe: France and Flanders

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