William Aitken EADIE

EADIE, William Aitken

Service Number: 1285
Enlisted: 23 August 1915, Joined at Holdsworthy, NSW.
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Remount Unit
Born: Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, 1871
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Sunbury State School 1002, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Stud Groom
Died: Yass, New South Wales, Australia, 29 November 1937, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, 2nd Remount Unit, Joined at Holdsworthy, NSW.
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Trooper, 1285, 2nd Australian Remount Unit
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Trooper, 1285, 2nd Australian Remount Unit, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
29 Apr 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Trooper, 1285, 2nd Remount Unit, Unit was disbanded.

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Biography contributed by Ross Martin

William Aitken EADIE was born in 1871 at Sunbury, Victoria.

He attended the Sunbury State School and went to the Boer War as part of the 4th Australian Light Horse group.

In 1915 he was living in NSW and he enlisted, at the age of 44years, on 23/8/1915 as part of the 2nd Remount unit.

William gave his next of kin as his brother, Robert Eadie of Ultimo, NSW.

William enlisted at the Holdsworthy Camp and left Australia on 10/11/1915 headed for Egypt.

He returned to Australia on29/4/1916 and was discharged on 17/6/1916 because his unit was disbanded.

William continued to live in NSW, and he died in Yass, NSW on 29/11/1937.