Athol Bert EATHER


EATHER, Athol Bert

Service Number: 716
Enlisted: 3 November 1914, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Narrabri, New South Wales, January 1893
Home Town: Moree, Moree Plains, New South Wales
Schooling: Moree Superior Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 7 August 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot II, Row A, Grave 42, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Moree & District Fallen Soldiers Honour Roll, Moree ANZAC Centenary Memorial, Moree All Saints Anglican Church Honour Board, Moree Superior Public School WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 716, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Liverpool, New South Wales
8 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 716, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
8 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 716, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Anglo Egyptian, Sydney
15 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 716, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 716, 1st Light Horse Regiment, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Athol Bert EATHER was born in Narrabri, New South Wales in 1893

His parents were Arthur Thomas EATHER and Ann Louisa WILMITH

We deeply regret to announce the death of Private Athol B. Eather. The news was received by the Rev. J S. H. Cawte yesterday in the following wire — 'Officially reported that No. 716 Private A. B. Eather, 1st Light Horse, was killed in action on the 7th August. Inform Mr. A. G. Eather, Edward-street, and convey deepest regret and sympathy of their Majesties the King and Queen and the Commonwealth Government in the loss that the army has sustained by the death of the soldier.— Colonel Luscombe" We offer our heart-felt sympathies to the parents, who have at any rate the consolation of knowing that their son died a soldier's death, and that he sacrificed his life, not in some selfish cause but in defence of the Empire and in furtherance of the loftiest ideals. May the example ho so bravely set stir up others who are still remaining behind to obey the Empire's call. All honor to those who have sacrified their lives in this great struggle, and may the present and future generation profit by the anguish that has been suffered and by the blood that has been so plentifully shed.