William Stanley EELES


EELES, William Stanley

Service Number: 234
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hurst, Sussex, England, 7 June 1884
Home Town: Auburn, Auburn, New South Wales
Schooling: Private Boarding School, Brighton, England
Occupation: Bricklayer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Row M, Grave 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 234, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 234, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 234, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 30 years. He had arrived in Canada during 1906 and had worked on farms prior to coming to Australia from he served in the Canadian Cavalry during 1913,

Son of George Frederick and Mary Eeles of Suffield, Alberta, Canada. Brother of Matthew Henry Eeles of Transval, South Africa. Also brother of Mrs. Parkinson of Catford, London, England and G.F. Eeles of Red Cliffe, Alberta, Canada

Husband of Elsie E. Eeles of 56 The Vineyard, Richmond, Surrey, England. In August 1919 Elsie wrote that she had no communication with William since 1910

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal to his widow

Also served in the London Volunteer Rifles for about 4 years