Capt James John Gent Eggett, QSA, Shropshire Yeomanry

1875 Aug 24. Born Islington

1881 census. I cannot find him

1891 census at 55, Shaftesbury Street, Shoreditch. He is a boarder, a clerk to wholesale clothiers, born Finsbury, London

1898 Married to Rhoda Georgina Langridge. Oddly he marries under the name of "George Eggett"

1901 Served in Boer War. 3250. J Eggett , Sergeant. 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers). The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Transvaal, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Dreifontein

1911 census at Laburnam House, Longdene Road Haslemere, Surrey

1913 Mar 10. Working in Master of the Horse's Department of Royal Household as a shoeing smith

1915 Oct 16. Shropshire Yeomanry . James John Gent Eggett to be Second Lieutenant.

1916 May 17. Shropshire Yeomanry. 2nd Lt. (temp. Lt.) J. J. G. Eggett to be Adjt.

1916 Nov 2. Lands in Egypt

1917 Jul 1. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts.: —J.J.G.Eggett

1918 Nov 7. Shropshire.—Lt. J. J. G. Eggett to be actg. Capt. (Addl.) whilst serving with 10th Bn., Shrops. L.I.

1920 Joined ADRIC with service no 264. Posted to C Coy

1921 Apr 19. Was on a raid when DI Hulse was Accidently shot by T/C GF Ring

1921 Oct 12. Shropshire Yeomanry.—Lt. J. J. G. Eggett, having attained the age limit, is retired, and is granted the rank of Capt.

1921 Jun 25 to 25 Jul on Leave

1921 Jul 17 to 19 Aug 1921 in Stevens Hospital

1922 Jan 13. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1929 Jul/Sep Died Uxbridge age 54

 

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