Raymond Eldon

Raymond Eldon

Birth 1896 Death 12th Apr 0918 Pte
Colestream Guards
Service #12535

Personal Details

Place of Birth Cleator Moor
Residence at Enlistment
Residence (Roll of Honour) 32, Jubilee Street, Wallsend, Northumberland
Residence 1911 Census 117 Denham Terrace, Wallsend Northumberland.
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended R.C.
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Pit Pony Driver
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) James and Mary Maria Eldon (née Glanville.) Married 1896 Whitehaven
Siblings James Watson, Joseph Edward and Mary Agnes
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour Nephew of John Stafford


The 1914-15 Star
The 1914-15 Star
The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Colestream Guards
Battalion at Enlistment 3rd
Rank at Enlistment Pte
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment 12535
Date of Enlistment 5 Sept 1914
Place of Enlistment Newcastle
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts Theatre of War: France Date Entered: 9 February 1915
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 21
Date of Death 12th Apr 0918
Regiment at Death Colestream Guards
Battalion/Vessel at Death 3rd Battalion No. 3 Company
Rank at Death Lc. Cpl.
Circumstances of Death Killed in Action
Service Number at Death 12535
Field of Action at Death France
Place of Death
Battle at Death
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Grave Position I. F. 19
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/539900/ELDON,%20RAYMOND
Grave/Memorial Country France
Private Memorial


Notes Newcastle Evening Chronicle - 7 May 1918: Killed in action, 12th April, 1918, aged 21½ years, Lance-Corporal Raymond Eldon, 12535, Coldstream Guards, dearly beloved oldest son of James and Mary Eldon, of 32, Jubilee Street, Wallsend, grandson of James and Ellen Eldon, also grandson of the late Richard and Mary Glanville, Cleator Moor. Deeply mourned by his sorrowing father and mother, brothers and sister. May his reward be as great as his sacrifice. R.I.P. Cumberland papers please copy.
Newcastle Journal - 14 May 1918: DEATHS. Mr and Mrs Jas. Eldon, 32, Jubilee Street, Wallsend, have received news that their son, Lance-Corporal Raymond Eldon, Coldstream Guards, was killed on April 12.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle - 12 April 1919: Eldon. - In loving memory of our dear son, Lance-Corporal Raymond Eldon, 3rd Coldstream Guards, killed in action April 12, 1918, aged 21 years. He sleeps beside his comrades, In a hallowed grave unknown, But his name is written in letters of love, In the hearts he left at home. Deeply mourned and sadly missed by his loving father and mother, brothers and sister. R.I.P. Also my dear sister, Mable Coles (nee Glanville) who died at Paunton, March 19, 1918, aged 28 years. Thy will be done.
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