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Russell David EATON

Regimental number5375
Place of birthHeathcote, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressHeathcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Eaton, Heathcote, Victoria
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3311 Pte Hugh Percy EATON, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1917; 5376 Pte Edward EATON, 6th Bn, died of disease, 8 October 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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