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Second Lieutenant William Eve (left) with his family, 1915

Photograph, World War One, Home Front (1914-1918), 1915.

William Francis Eve (1894-1981) of 1/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), The London Regiment, was called up on 26 August 1914. Like most Territorial soldiers he immediately volunteered for 'Foreign Service'. After forming up at Hemel Hempstead, his battalion landed at Le Havre on 2 November.

Eve remained in the line until January 1915 when he was invalided home with trench foot. On recovering, he was promoted to lance-corporal and eventually commissioned in September 1915 as a second lieutenant in the 2/6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), The London Regiment. Unfortunately, he developed epilepsy and was invalided from the Army in July 1916.

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NAM. 2001-09-152-6


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