World One War Bride
Daisy Janet Bell Eaton
Warbride Name: Daisy Janet (Bell)Eaton
Date of Birth: October 14,1900
Maiden Name: Bell
Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
Husband: William John Eaton
British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
Acting Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant
Date of Marraige: June 25,1919
Date of Departure: 7 June 1919 ?
Ships Name: S.S. Digby
Date/Port of Arrival in Canada:
Date/Port of Arrival in NL:
Settled in: St. John's, Newfoundland
Names of Children: Campbell, William, Helen, Douglas, Alistair, Daisy, David
Daisy traveled alone from England and had all her wedding gifts, silver ware, china and linens, stolen during the trip to St. John's. She eventually found her way to her new home on Long's Hill and her life here began.
She died at the age of 86 having never expressed a desire to return to Scotland. She cherished
Newfoundland and her affection was lovingly returned.
Her sister Elsie Gardner (nee Bell) was also a WWI War Bride.
William John Eaton, husband of Daisy Bell
Link info sent by Annette Fulford.
This is a new site just launched in April 2010 and well worth a look at.
1919 June 25 , Marrage: R.Q.M. Sergt. W. J. EATON and Miss Daisy Janet BELL.
There is a picture of William John Eaton online at
http://ngb.chebucto.org/NFREG/WWI/ww1-rnr-500-chapter08.shtml . It says the
following about his service:
WILLIAM JOHN EATON Reg. No. 137
Enlisted Sept. 4, 1914; British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Aug. 20:
1915; Appointed Orderly Room Clerk in the Field, Feb. 1, 1916; British
Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1916; Corporal, July 12, 1916; Sergeant, Oct.
22, 1916; Staff Sergeant, April 25, 1918; Acting Regimental Quartermaster
Sergeant, Sept. 4, 1918; Returned to Newfoundland on furlough, July 27,
1918; Attached to Depot, St. John's, for duty, Nov. 28, 1918;
There is also an obituary posted online from the Western Star at
http://ngb.chebucto.org/Newspaper-Obits/ws-0604.shtml for William Henry Bell
Eaton., Daisy and williams son. It says the following:
Wednesday, June 9, 2004, edition of The Western Star
EATON, William Henry Bell
William Eaton, A Royal Navy veteran of the Second World War and an
experienced bush pilot who began his career flying the E.P.A. mail plane in
the mid-fifties, passed away Tuesday, June 8th, 2004 after a short illness.
He was 82. Bill was well known and loved by many across the island and
Labrador. Originally from St. John's, he and his wife Alicia (Norris) lived
in Gander, Baie Verte, Goose Bay and retired in Pasadena in 1983. Bill, son
of the late Daisy and William Eaton of St. John's; brother to the late
Campbell Eaton, Helen Smith, Douglas Eaton, Allister Eaton, Daisy Delong and
David Eaton; father to Margo Eaton, Norris and Marina Eaton, Kathie and
Chris Paterson, Alicia and Gary Dean and James and the late Val Eaton and
grandfather to Allison Eaton, Caitlin Paterson and Erin Paterson. A memorial
service will be held at All Hallows Church, Corner Brook on Friday, June 11
at 11 a.m., Father Peddle officiating. The interment will follow at Mt.
Patricia Cemetery. In his memory donations may be made to a charity of one's
choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fillatre's Funeral Home,
4 St. Marks Avenue, Corner Brook www.fillatre.ca
Information from the Book, ”We Came From Over the Sea” page 76,p.
Additional Information provided by Bill Eaton, Jan 10 , 2009. Please see comment page 6/14/2008
Marriage and obituary info provided by Annrttr Fulford
Page realined April 6