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James Cooke EASTEN

Regimental number3463
Place of birthDurham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressCanley Vale, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 4"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Easten, Canley Vale, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 July 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Air Mechanic
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, April 1918 Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Zealandic on 5 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Susan EASTEN. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 18 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 October 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 24 December 1920.

Medal: British War Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death30 November 1939
Age at death65
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, EASTEN James Cooke

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