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Eric Arthur Trepess: Tuesday 19th November 1918

Eric became Private 29441 and a Flight Cadet with the 64th Batt. RAF Training Reserve.  He was killed after the armistice in Stamford Lincolnshire and he was buried in Earlsfield Cemetery on 26 November 1918.

Eric was born in December 1897 in Wandsworth and was the son of Arthur and Louisa (nee Green) Trepess who had moved to 46 Lyford Road.  Arthur was a saddler’s manager and in 1911 the family were living at 10 Wontner Rd in Tooting.  Eric was one of three children.  He had a sister Elsa Louisa who was three years older and an actress.  She married a cotton merchant, Rupert Bottomley, in SMM on 19 June 1920. Elsa died in Powys in 1984.  His brother Roy Francis was born in 1904 and died in 1981.