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Sapper Harry Jeakings, 524257, 484th Field Company Royal Engineers, died on May 1st, 1917, from shrapnel wounds sustained in action in Egypt. He had enlisted in the E.A.R.E. in September 1915 and, after training at Maidenhead, he proceeded to Egypt at Easter 1916.
The son of fruiterers George and Louisa Jeakings, of 94 High Town Road, he was employed at the Davis, Clements & Co hat factory in Frederic Street.
On April 17th, 1911, at Bury Park Congregational Church, Harry married Bertha Emily Brown. They had two children - Ronald Herbert, born 1911, and Douglas Henry, born 1915 - and lived at 3 Highbury Road, Luton.