|Place of birth||Banagher, Co. Derry, Ireland|
|Address||Fire Station, George Street, West Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, J Eakin, Tirglasson, County Derry, Ireland|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 17 May 1917 (shell wound, right knee); admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 18 May 1917; to 1st Australian General hospital, Rouen, 31 May 1917; to England, 17 June 1917, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 18 June 1917; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 July 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HS No 1, 25 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 10 January 1918 for onward overland travel to Sydney; discharged, 12 July 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, EAKIN James Leslie|