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Eric Stanley Ayre

In memory of:

Captain Eric Stanley Ayre

July 1, 1916

Military Service






Royal Newfoundland Regiment


1st Battalion

Additional Information

Son of Robert Chesley Ayre and Lydia Gertrude Ayre, of St. John's. Husband of Janet Morrison Ayre (née Miller), of St. John's, Newfoundland.

Brother of Captain Bernard Pitts Ayre who died on July 1, 1916 while serving with the Norfolk Regiment (British Expeditionary Force).

Commemorated on Page 9 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. E. 12.


ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY is in the Department of the Somme, about 2 kilometres south of the village of Beaumont-Hamel.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of ERIC STANLEY AYRE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ERIC STANLEY AYRE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ERIC STANLEY AYRE– In memory of the men and women from Newfoundland who went away to war and did not come home. From the Newfoundland Legion magazine “Lest We Forget”. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Eric Stanley Ayre
  • Medals– Medallion (top), British War Medal (left) and Victory Medal/Inter-Allied
War Medal (right) received by the Ayre family after Eric's death.
  • Commission papers– Commission papers appointing Eric to the rank of Lieutenant.
  • Picture of Eric Stanley Ayre– A picture of Eric in his Militiary Uniform.
  • Grave site of Eric Stanley Ayre– The grave site of Captain Eric Ayre.
  • Telegraph sent to Eric's wife– Telegraph sent to Eric's wife informing her of his death.
  • Marriage certificate– Marriage certificate of Eric Stanley Ayre and Janet Morrison Miller, July 19, 1915.
  • Photo of Eric Stanley Ayre– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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