John EADY

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EADY, John

Service Number: 1095
Enlisted: 8 October 1914, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Westport, Mayo, Ireland, 1870
Home Town: Maclean, Clarence Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 13 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 11, Row C, Grave 16 Chaplain E. McAuliffe officiated Headstone inscription reads: In loving memory of my dear brother who did his duty
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1095, Enlisted at Sydney
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1095, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1095, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

At the time of enlistment his residential address was Royal Hotel, Maclean, Clarence River, NSW

Son of John and Emma Eady of Birmingham, England

Next of kin given as his sister Mrs Emily Harrison of 5 Fisher Street, Birmingham, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the British Army Regiments for about 16 years

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

1st Battalion, H Company, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 47.

He is one of 16 Australian soldier casualties of the Great War who are  honoured on the Mayo Great War Memorial in Mayo Peace Park, Garden of Remembrance, Lannagh Road, Castlebar, County  Mayo The connection to County Mayo is that the AIF Project record shows place of birth as Westport Ireland. England. That is likely to be so, otherwise, why would he be commemorated on the Westport section of the Castlebar, County Mayo war memorial?

[But the AIF Project also gives place of birth as Birmingham, England. No John Eady births have been found for the years 1865 to 1870 in either Birmingham or Warwickshire]

Age on arrival in Australia-42

Previous military service-18 years on and off with the British Navy and 2 years with the American Navy.
Enlistment date-8 October 1914
Place of enlistment-Sydney, New South Wales

AWM Embarkation Roll number-23/18/1

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Unit from Nominal Roll 1st Battalion.

Other details War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Sources NAA: B2455, EADY John

Buried at Browns Dip,13 August 1915.
Exhumed and re-interred Lone Pine Cemetery,

 

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