Lance Corporal Eric Arthur Grace

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

23 Jul 1894

Date of Death

31 Jan 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation



Vauxhall and West Hydraulic Works

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

2-4 Bury Park Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Saturday Telegraph , 10th February 1917
L-Cpl Eric Grace and 24th Londons


L-Cpl Eric Arthur Grace, 2534, 24th Battalion London Regiment (The Queen's), died on January 31st, 1917, from acute bronchial pneumonia, the day after being admitted to a Canadian Casualty Clearing Station in Flanders. He was aged 22.

In a letter to parents retired confectioner Arthur and Annie Grace, of 2-4 Bury Park Road, Luton, a Sister at the clearing station said their son had been admitted on the morning of January 30th in a very serious condition. He got worse rapidly and died on January 31st at 11 pm.

Eric Grace was an old boy of Dunstable Grammar School and attended St Mary's Parish Church, Luton. He had just finished an apprenticeship with the Vauxhall and West Hydraulic Works when war was declared, and was among the first batch of Luton lads to enlist.

He had been in France for two years and had taken part in many of the big charges in which the Battalion was engaged.

The above picture was taken in St Albans in 1915. L-Cpl Grace, then a private, is third from the left in the back row.


Individual Location

L-Cpl Eric Grace and 24th Londons

Author: Deejaya

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