William EASTHAM

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EASTHAM, William

Service Number: 257
Enlisted: 7 September 1914, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: St Annes on the Sea, Lancashire, England, 12 December 1892
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 257, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 257, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 257, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Mary Ellen Eastham of 127 Church Road, St Annes on the Sea, Lancashire, England

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

As well as working as a plumber he also spent some of his time in Australia working on the land