Herbert James EASTHAM


EASTHAM, Herbert James

Service Number: 3564
Enlisted: 5 February 1917, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Driver
Died: Illness - Pneumonia, To Be Determined, United Kingdom, 30 November 1918
Cemetery: Harefield (St. Mary) Churchyard
Australian Sector, Grave 84 Rev. A.F. Bladen officiated , Harefield (St Mary) Churchyard, Harefield, Hillingdon, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kyneton Honour Roll, Kyneton War Memorial, Malmsbury War Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

5 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3564, Enlisted at Melbourne
11 May 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3564, 2nd Pioneer Battalion
11 May 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3564, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Eastham of Malmsbury, Victoria

Husband of Caatherine May Eastham of 95 Langridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria; later of George Street, Echuca, NSW

22 June 1918 - he was congratulated by Corps Commander for his gallant action  on the16 May 1918 when his courage and presence of mind in seizinghis grit a man wose clothes had caught on fire and by doing so smothered the fire and pevented the man b=from being burnt

Medals: British  War Medal, Victory Medal