|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Balgonnie, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||John Street, Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, John Fred Eshman, John Street, Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Bombardier|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915. Rejoined unit, Tel-el-Kebir, from 8th Field Ambulance, 16 January 1916. Found guilty of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, 22 February 1916: awarded 10 hours' punishment drill in the afternoon. Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, taken on strength, mustered as a Gunner and posted to 58th Battery, 15 March 1916.
Embarked from Alexandria with 5th Divisional Base Depot Artillery Reinforcements, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 15 June 1916.
Moved out to active service from 5th Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 6 August 1916; taken on strength, 15th Field Artillery Brigade in the field, 10 August 1916. Transferred to 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 27 January 1917. Admitted to hospital sick (influenza), 1 February 1917; discharged to duty, 6 February 1917. Admitted to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, England (tonsillitis), 14 September 1917; discharged to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 24 October 1917, having been treated 40 days for venereal disease. Underwent a further 9 days' VD treatment, 30 October-7 November 1917. Marched into No. Convalescent Depot, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, 11 November 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 9 January 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 10 January 1918; rejoined 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 17 January 1918. Promoted temporary Bombardier, 24 October 1918. Admitted to hospital (influenza and tonsillitis), 26 October 1918; rejoined unit, 2 November 1918. Granted leave to England, 12-26 November 1918. Married Ada Vine Richardson, Nottingham, England, 19 November 1918.
Returned from leave, 1 December 1918. Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance (laryngitis), 3 February 1919; returned to duty, 10 February 1919; rejoined unit, 12 February 1919. Proceeded to England to commence return to Australia, 24 February 1919. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 21 March 1919; discharged 21 June 1919 after 93 days' VD treatment.
Embarked for Australia, 22 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 27 November 1919. Discharged as medically unfit, 13 January 1920.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||78|
|Place of burial||Cremated: Bersefield Crematorium, New South Wales|