David Cecil EIG

Badge Number: 7912, Sub Branch: Burra

EIG, David Cecil

Service Number: 3356
Enlisted: 26 February 1917, Enlisted at Burra, SA
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Goodwooga, New South Wales, 1890
Home Town: Kooringa, Burra, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Hamley Bridge, South Australia, 27 June 1968, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Hamley Bridge General Cemetery
Memorials: Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Loyal Burra Lodge Court Unity AOF No 3015 WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3356, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Burra, SA
22 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3356, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
22 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3356, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
24 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Trooper, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, At Zeitoun
11 Nov 1918: Involvement SN 3356
11 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 3356, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Cessation of hostilities

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Fredrick Eig of Barringun NSW; brother of Frederick Charles Eig who was killed in action on 2 July 1917 while serving with the 42nd Battalion; John Eig who returned to Australia on 7 September 1919 having served with the 26th Battalion and Leslie Joseph Eig who returned to Australia on 23 July 1918 having served with the 15th Battalion.

29 April 1919 - returned to Australia on board HT Dorset

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

On the 19 July 1919  David married Gwendolne Griffiths in St Marys Church, Burra, SA on 19 July 1919

Father of Glenton Charles Eig, David James Eig and Dorothy Emma Eig