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William EATON

Regimental number3054
Place of birthBasford, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStationer
AddressTerara Stanton Road, Haberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rebecca Eaton, 24 Sandon Street, Basford, Nottingham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Rebecca EATON. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Other detailsCommenced return to Australia on board HT 'Saxon', 11 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 27 March 1919.
Date of death14 August 1933
Age at death48
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, EATON William

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