Lt Charles Edward Eaton

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Reference WMO/271895


Holy Trinity Church


Newton St Loe




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
  • Boer War, Second (1899-1902)
About the memorial: Lieutenant Charles Edward Eaton, Roberts' Horse. Son of Robert Eaton of Bryn-y-mor, Swansea, and Helen, his wife, of The Grange, Bradford-on-Avon. Educated at Beckenham School. He joined Roberts' Horse in Jan 1900 and was present at the Relief of Kimberley and the battles of Paardeberg and Driefontein, and the advance on Bloemfontein. He also took part in the actions at Sanna's Post, Winburg, and the advance on Kroonstad. He died of enteric fever (typhoid) in No 3 General Hospital, Kroonstad, Orange Free State. He was awarded the Kings Medal with three clasps.
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To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Charles Edward Eaton, Lieut Roberts Horse, who died of fever while on active service at Kroonstad S Africa 4 June 1900 aged 32.

Charles Edward Eaton

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