(up to World War 1 1920) SEAGROAT(T) - Four soldiers listed
8 Oct 1901for 12 years. Occ: Bootmaker Age 14y 6mo Weight 84lb.
Apr 1919 at Grantham. Army Form Z11: Sgt. Henry John SEAGROATT, 2nd
Bn. Manchesters. Address 2 Walmsley Terrace, Alexandra Rd, Louth, Lincs. Form
B103: Wife Lydia, married 7/3/1918 at Holy Trinity, Louth.
(other docs include Attestation Form, Regimental defaults Sheet & Marriage Cert.)
on 1st Nov 1915 at Stratford .E (Canning Town) in the 141st
(East Ham) Heavy Battery R.G.A. Metal Type setter. Age 31, Ht. 5’9.5” Tattoo
‘J’ on left forearm. NOK: Wife, Eleanor Seagroatt &
(Mr? Palmer) Details from Marr Cert: 28/11/1909 at Parish Church,
Limehouse he married Eleanor JOHNSON spinster . Present address 54 Limehouse
Causeway, Limehouse, Mdx. Children: Wm Thomas 25/9/1910 Poplar; Mary Eleanor
21/2/1912 Poplar; Winifred Mary 4/6/1914 Limehouse; Allan? Arthur 17/5/1916
Limehouse. Service Statement: 29/4/16 Posted Overseas, 1/7/16 Posted to Depot,
28/10/16 to “ Co., 13/12/16Posted to 2/Depot, 30/12/16 to ? Depot, 30/3/17 to
2/Depot RGA. Transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve.
Also includes copy Death Cert. for his wife, Eleanor Seagroatt on 17/11/1918 at 54 Limehouse Causeway aged 29. Cause of Death: Influenza & Pneumonia. Informant M J Palmer Brother-in-Law of 221 Woolwich Rd, East Greenwich.
at London on 8 Sep 1899 for 12 years in the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Born in
Camberwell, age 15yr 5mo. Trade: Musician. No brothers or parents listed as NOK.
Service Record: Killed in action near Ypres, Flanders on 24 May 1915 – see
letter from army in Dublin dated 12/6/1915 informing his sister Mrs Edwardes of
13 Devonshire Rd, Cambridge. Sixteen years previously she was living at Bramble
Reed, Matfield, Paddock Wood, Kent. (probably descended from the Brinkley
on 12th Oct 1914 in the Royal Field Artillery (RFA) & served at
‘Home’ until 3 May 1916 or 1918. Married Ada
SPURLING 9/4/1912 at St. Gabriel’s, Bromley, Middx & had children
Ada 1/2/13 and Lilian 7/6/14 both born at Bromley. In 1916 his wife &
children lived at 29 East Ferry Road, Mile End.
Apr 1917 p.3694 Award of Distinguished Conduct Medal:
866 Pte G F SEAGROTT Infantry. "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He went out alone to the enemy’s wire under very heavy fire and succeeded in bringing his officer back to safety. He set a splendid example of courage & determination."
Edgar Walter Seagroatt (113615)
Capt L E G Seagroatt T.D. (65572) relinquishes his commission 18 Aug 1947, and is granted the hon. Rank of Major.
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