Sapper Harry Jeakings

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

1 May 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat trade worker


Davis, Clements & Co, Frederic Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

3 Highbury Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Palestinian Territory

Grave Location

Deir el Belah War Cemetery
Nr Gaza, Egypt
Palestinian Territory

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 17th May 1917
Sapper Harry Jeakings


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.


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Sapper Harry Jeakings

Author: Deejaya

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