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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
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- Fred James Earley -


Fred James Earley, Northwood

Private 39105 Fred James Earley, 12th Bn Hampshire Regiment

CWGC record ...

Further information

Name appears on Northwood War Memorial and the identical Memorials at Gurnard and Marks Corner

Fred James Earley was born and lived in Northwood, Isle of Wight and enlisted at Winchester. Serving with the 12th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, he was killed in action in the Balkans, 25 April 1917, aged 26 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial. He was the son of Frederick J. and Maria Earley of 3 Spring Cottages, Mark's Corner, Newport, Isle of Wight.
His brother Private J. A. Earley, 2nd /4th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, was awarded the Military Medal. [London Gazette 11 December 1918 (France)] and survived the war.

The two brothers' medals were sold at auction on 5th April 2006 for £650.
Family group:
A Great War M.M. group of three to Private J. A. Earley, Hampshire Regiment
Military Medal, G.V.R. (202433 Pte., 2/4 Hants. R.); British War and Victory Medals (202423 Pte., Hamps. R.), note different number

Pair: Private F. J. Earley, Hampshire Regiment
British War and Victory Medals (39105 Pte., Hamps. R.)

Information taken from the Dix Noonan Webb Auction House website


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