Eric Stanley EGGINS

EGGINS, Eric Stanley

Service Numbers: 2799, Q205208
Enlisted: 6 October 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Alumny Creek, New South Wales, 8 October 1895
Home Town: Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Alumny Creek Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Greenslopes, Queensland, 18 December 1955, aged 60 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Alumny Creek School & District WWI Honour Roll (NSW)
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World War 1 Service

6 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2799, Brisbane, Queensland
23 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2799, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
23 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2799, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Jul 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2799, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Warneton, GSW (thigh)
4 Feb 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2799, 42nd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

13 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (AMF) - WW2, Private, SN Q205208, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Buderim, Queensland
14 Apr 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (AMF) - WW2, Private, SN Q205208, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
30 Aug 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (AMF) - WW2, Private, SN Q205208, 6th (Qld) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

Obituary - E. S. Eggins

Mr. Eric Stanley Eggins, one of Maroochydore’s best-known citizens, passed away on Sunday last in the Greenslopes Military Hospital. Deceased was born at Grafton (N.S.W.) 60 years ago, and came to Maroochydore in 1915. He enlisted in the First A.I.F. and was badly wounded in the Battle of Amiens in 1917 and invalided back to Australia. The late Mr. Eggins was associated with the late Mr. P. Evans, in conducting a boat service on the Maroochy River, and also engaged in fishing. Three years ago he narrowly escaped with his life when a huge whale surfaced near his boat off Maroochydore. Surviving him are his widow and five daughters, Mesdames I. Page (Auckland, N.Z.), E. Kitchener, (Brisbane), E. Muir, Misses M. and Daphne Eggins (Maroochydore) and a son, Mr. Stanley Eggins (Maleny). There are eight grandchildren. Deceased’s brothers are Messrs. Thomas and Lionel (Clarence River), Lyle (Sydney), Gregory (Lidcombe) and Fred (Drummoyne), and sisters, Mesdames M. McWhinne (Sydney), I. Green (Tweed Heads) and V. W. Perren (Maroochydore). - The Nambour Chronicle, issue dated Friday December 23, 1955.

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