The First World War
Officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Major Edwin Kenelm Eaton

Soldiers of the First World War database entry - E.K. Eaton

Lieut. E.K. Eaton (1905)

Lieut. E.K. Eaton, 1905

Lieut. E.K. Eaton (1906)

Lieut. E.K. Eaton, 1906

Capt. E.K. Eaton (1920)

Capt. E.K. Eaton, Valcartier Camp, 1920


The Connecting File, Vol XVII, Vol 2, April 1938

It may be of interest to readers of the "Connecting File" to note that at King's College Chapel, Halifax, N.S., on the 19th December, 1937, Kenelm Edwin Eaton, B.Sc. (King's Dalhousie) was duly ordained a Deacon of the Church of England.

The Rev. Kenelm Eaton has been appointed to assist the Rev. John Furlong, Rector of St. Mark's Church, Halifax, N.S., the Regimental Church of The Royal Canadian Regiment, where his parents Lt.-Colonel and Mrs E.K. Eaton, attended when the were stations in Halifax, N.S.

Lt.-Colonel Eaton's younger son, Cadet Vernon Eaton, is now serving with the Furness Line on the S.S. "Manaqui," at present on the New York-West Indies route.

Lt.-Colonel E.K. Eaton, Honorary Superintendent of the Fort Anne National Park and Curator of the Fort Anne Historical Museum, send his greetings to all old comrades and hopes they will pay a visit to Fort Anne Museum whenever they are in the vicinity.

Listed in The Canadian Who's Who, Vol. IV, 1948:

EATON, Lieut.-CoL Edwin Kenelm; Canadian permanent forces (retired); a descendant of a notable N.S. family; b. Truro, N.S., 11 May 1878; s. James Keiler and Anna King (Pittblado) E.; e. Truro Acad. and Normal Coll., N.S.; Roy. Mil. Coll. (long course) 1904; Transport & Supply Sch., Rawal, India 1911; m. Edith Margarite, d. George Boardman Layton. 11 Dec. 1912; - children: Hon. Capt. (Rev.) Kenelm Edwin; B.Sc., L.Th. (Candn. Chaplain Service, attached P.P.C.L.I., died of wounds received while carrying a wounded comrade to safety, Gothic Line, Italy, 30 Aug. 1944, whose bravery was greatly commented upon and whose loss was sorely felt by officers and men alike); Vernon Edwin; HON. SUPT. FORT ANNE. NAT. HIST. PARK & PORT ROYAL. NAT. HIST. PARK; 2nd lieut., 78th Bn. 1897; lieut. and acting capt., Roy. Candn. Regt. 1902; capt. 1909; maj. 1915; lieut.-col. 1922; obtained highest standing in examination on promotion to capt. and name entered in Blue Book for Can. 1907; served two yrs. in India as an interchange offr.; attended there H.M. Geo. V's Durbar at Delhi and at official reception received the Durbar Medal; holds 1914-15 Star and Brit. War and Victory medals; acting Adj. Gen. Mil. Dist. No. 10, Winnipeg 1918-20; chrmn., Annapolis Roy. Sch. Bd. for four yrs.; past pres., Port Roy. Br., Candn. Legion; secy. in charge of overseas shipments of tobacco, etc., for War Service Club, Annapolis Royal during 2nd World War; secy., Citizens Rehabilitation Comte.; sub-chrmn., R.C.A.F. Benevolent Fund; past warden and mem. vestry, St. Luke's Ch.; mem., Diocesan Synod of N.S.; Synod of Prov. of Can.; Gen. Synod of all Can.; served as town councillor. Annapolis Royal, two terms; Freemason; Anglican; recreations: fishing, one time game hunter; Club: Good Cheer; Address: Annapolis Royal and Clementsport, N.S.

Biograhical Notes (Source).

He graduated from Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. He became successively Lieutenant, Captain, Major, and Lieutenant Colonel. He had postings in various parts of Canada until World War I broke out. He accompanied the Royal Canadian Regiment to England and France. Colonel Eaton was invalided back to Canada. He received, as did his brother, the Mons Star (sic), The General Service Medal, and the Victory Medal. He retired from the Army and was employed for a time in engineering Railway construction and surveying. He was curator of the museum at Fort Ann, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.

Date of Birth - 14 May 1879, at Truro, Nova Scotia.

Married - 11 Dec 1912, to Edith Marguerite Layton. (Two children: Kenelm Edwin Eaton, b. 8 Oct 1913, Toronto, Ontario, and Vernon Edwin Eaton.)

Date of Death - 9 Jun 1951