C/102988 Rifleman Fred Earl Eaman was born 4 May 1912 in Wales, Ontario, the son of Oscar Fulton Eaman and of Laura Ethel Moss. He had one sister and two brothers. His older brother was Lieutenant Colonel J. H. Eaman who served at National Defence Headquarters during the Second World War.
Eaman was educated at Wales schools and Cornwall Collegiate (leaving at age 15) but graduated from Kemptville Agricultural school with high honours. He then engaged in farming as a truck and tractor driver.
A member of St. David’s Anglican Church, Wales. a past master of Wales Masonic Lodge. A.F. and A.M., he also took an active part in eastern Ontario agricultural organizations.
Enlisting in March 1943, Eaman trained in Ottawa and Camp Borden before proceeding overseas in September. He was posted to The Queen’s Own Rifles on 10 October 1943.
On D-Day, 6 June 1944 he landed on Juno Beach and was killed in action. He is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference I. A. 3. He is also remembered on his parent’s grave marker in Saint Lawrence Valley Cemetery, Osnabruck, Ontario.