Charles John EASTHER

Badge Number: 4536, Sub Branch: Prospect
4536

EASTHER, Charles John

Service Number: 833
Enlisted: 8 September 1915
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
Born: Cudla Mudla, South Australia, 26 September 1885
Home Town: Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Schooling: Quorn Public School
Occupation: Labourer/Grocer
Died: Prospect, South Australia, 16 August 1968, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dudley Park Cemetery
Memorials: Cowell Men from Franklin Harbour WW1 Roll of Honour, Orroroo Public School Roll of Honour, Quorn District Roll of Honor WW1
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 833, 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
12 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 833, 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
12 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 833, 1st Remount Unit (AIF), HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
6 Dec 1916: Discharged AIF WW1
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 833

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Born:  26 September 1885 at Cudla Mudla, South Australia 
SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 361 Page: 329 District: Fro.

Father George Easther and Mother Catherine Easther (nee Edwards),
Charles had lived with his parents at Quorn, South Australia.

Described on enlisting as 29 years 11 months old, single, 5' 10.5" tall; 170 lbs;
medium complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair; Methodist

8/9/1915       enlisted into WWI at 

4/11/1915     appointed to 3rd Squadron at Maribyrnong, Victoria

12/11/1915    embarked from Port of Melbourne, onboard HMAT Orsova A67
                     as a Private with 1st Australian Remount Unit, 3rd Squadron

31/12/1915    sick with bronchitis, admitted to 3rd Auxillary Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
11/1/1916      discharged to unit

10/7/1916      sick with enteritis, admitted to British Red Cross Convalescent Camp, Abbassia
21/7/1916      discharged to Tel-el-Kebir 

23/8/1916      marched out with horses to overseas onboard HT Caledonia, for Salonika, ex 
3/9/1916        disembarked into Alexandria
4/9/1916        rejoined unit

16/9/1916      sick with diarrhoea to hospital, Heliopolis and Abbrassia

9/10/1916      sick with dysentry, sent to hospital in Moascar and Heliopolis

18/10/1916    returned to Australia onboard HT Vestalia, ex Suez, Egypt
21/11/1916    disembarked into Australia, demobilised unit

6/12/1916      discharged from unit

 

Medals:
1914/15 Star (8107); British War medal (7039) and Victory medal (6976)

12/11/1919  Married:  Elizabeth Ann Bell  (b. 21/8/1887 in Port Augusta, SA)
                  Father : William Wallace BELL, at the St Matthews Church, Quorn SA

Children: 
Leonard Alfred EASTHER   b: 19/12/1921 in Quorn, SA
Morris Allen EASTHER   b: 9/4/1924  at Nurse Pickford's Private Hospital, Quorn  SA

16/8/1968     passed away in Prospect, SA
buried in:      Dudley Park Cemetery, Dudley Park, SA

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  5/10/2016.  Lest we forget.

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