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Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland. He was the son of John and Sarah Eames, and the husband of Lily Sarah Eames.
Source: Leicestershire War Memorials Project. Coalville Times article - Friday May 3rd, 1918
Mrs Eames of 32, Gutteridge Street, Coalville, received official news on Friday that her husband, Lance-Corporal Martin Eames, of the 1st Leicesters, has been missing since March 22nd, and is believed to a prisoner in Germany. He joined up three years last January, and formerly worked at the Whitwick Colliery. He was a regular member of the Coalville Men’s Adult School.
Coalville Times article - Friday June 21st, 1918
Mrs Eames, of 32, Gutteridge Street, Coalville, on Sunday received a postcard from her husband, Lance-Corporal Martin Eames, of the Leicestershire Regiment, stating that he is a prisoner of war in Germany, and is well. He had been reported missing since March 22nd, and the postcard was dated April 17th. Before the war he worked at the Whitwick Colliery and was a member of Coalville Men’s Adult School. He is one of Mr T. Frith’s old boys, of the Belvoir Road School.
Coalville Times article - Friday August 22nd, 1919
COALVILLE SOLDIER’S DEATH AT MONS
The death occurred in hospital at Mons, on October 19th, 1918, of Lance-Corporal Martin Eames, 1st Leicesters, who was taken prisoner at Merchres, on March 22nd, 1918. His wife and their 8 year old boy reside at 32, Gutteridge Street, Coalville, and Mrs Eames has been officially informed through the Lichfield Records Office.
Deceased formerly was employed in the electric engine-house at the Whitwick Colliery, and voluntarily joined the Army in January, 1915. He wrote to his wife on October 12th from a prisoner’s of war camp, and stated that he was then well. It appears that his death occurred six days after writing the letter. Much sympathy will be felt for the widow and child.
The deceased soldier was a well-known member of the Coalville Men’s Adult School, and was one of Mr T. Frith’s old boys of the Belvoir Road School.
Coalville Times article - Friday October 3rd, 1919
On Sunday evening, a memorial service for Messrs. T. Wild and M. Eames, two old boys of the Sunday and Day Schools, who died in Germany, was held at the Coalville Wesleyan Chapel. Mr W. A. Hall was the preacher, and the choir sang, “What are these?” Miss March played the “Dead March.” There was a large congregation.
Coalville Times article - Friday October 17th, 1919
In loving memory of my dear husband, Lance-Corporal M. Eames, who died while a prisoner of war in Germany, October 19th, 1918.
“Gone to rest with the Lord”
From his sorrowing Wife and Son.
In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Lance-Corporal M. Eames, who died while a prisoner of war in Germany, October 19th, 1918.
“Tis finished, all is finished,
His fight with death and sin;
Fling open wide the Golden Gate
And let the victor in.”
“Nobly striving, nobly fell.”
From his loving Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters
Research undertaken and submitted (including photograph from Coalville Times) by Andy Murby 15/2/2018
- Conflict - World War I
- Cause of death - DIED
- Other Memorials - Coalville War Memorial Clock Tower
- Unit - Leicestershire Regiment
- Cause of death - DIED
- Burial Commemoration - Mons (Bergen) Com. Cem., Belgium
- Born - Coalville, Leicestershire
- Enlisted - Coalville, Leicestershire
- Place of Residence - 32 Gutteridge Street, Coalville, Leicestershire, England
- Memorial - CLOCK TOWER MEM., COALVILLE, LEICS
- Memorial - COUNCIL OFFICE MEM., COALVILLE, LEICS
- Memorial - METHODIST CHURCH MEM., COALVILLE, LEICS