James Thomas Roy EASTON

Regimental number3023
Place of birthWest Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolNorth Williamstown State School
Other trainingShorthand writing, Business College
OccupationShipping clerk
AddressKensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J S Easton, 12 Bellair Street, Kensington, Victoria
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Naval Reserve, signaller
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

"He was a runner in the raiding party, which raided the German trenches on the night of Sunday 2nd July, 1916, at Bois Grennia and there received the wounds which caused his death." Details from Father.

FateDied of wounds 5 July 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 80), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Smith and Jane EASTON, 12 Bellair Street, Kensington, Victoria. Native of West Melbourne, Victoria