Charles Henry EATTS

EATTS, Charles Henry

Service Number: 4108
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Williamstown, South Australia, 18 October 1898
Home Town: Kojonup, Kojonup, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Perth, Western Australia, 1951, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium
Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia ANGLICAN - SC section - 0047 gravesite
Memorials: Woodanilling War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4108, 28th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4108, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
11 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, departed Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt via Suez Canal on the 'Glen McGilvray'
16 Oct 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 4108

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Biography contributed by Anita Tsamtsikas

Charles joined the army less than one year after the murder of his Mother in Feb 1915 by his  Father. He was second born of five known children.

His military career was over before it began being hospitalised with Measles and VD soon after arriving and then sustaining some sort of injury that affected his hearing.

From all accounts Charles took a while to settle down in one place Wuban, Irwin, Kalgoorlie in Western Australia where he married Grace Alice BUCHAN and had 2 children.