Thomas Samuel EASTABROOK


EASTABROOK, Thomas Samuel

Service Number: 5176
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Stoker
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Stoke Damerel, Devonshire, United Kingdom, 19 February 1880
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Permanent Navy
Died: Accidental, Malta, 24 February 1917, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery
Prot. 341.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement SN 5176
Date unknown: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Stoker, SN 5176

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Thomas was born in Devonshire, England in 1880.

Births Mar 1880 EASTABROOK Thomas Samuel Stoke D. 5b 343
Stoke D. is an alternative name for Stoke Damerel and it is in the county of Devon

He married Esther Kathleen Drake in Cardiff, South Wales in 1906.

Marriages Jun 1906   

Drake Esther Kathleen             Cardiff 11a 699 

EASTABROOK Thomas Samuel  Cardiff 11a 699 

After Thomas’s death she remarried and became Lynch, living at 42 East Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon.

He is one of two Australian casualties of the Great War who served on H.M.A.S. "Brisbane,"  interred in this cemetery-the other being Petty Officer Stoker James Joseph Dwer.


HMAS Brisbane was a Town class light cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy. Built in Sydney between 1913 and 1916 to the Chatham subtype design, Brisbane operated in the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Australian coastal waters during World War I. On 13 December 1916, Brisbane departed on a voyage to the Mediterranean. After reaching Malta on 4 February, the ship was fitted with equipment not available in Australia at the time. Soon after, the ship was redeployed to Colombo, and employed on Indian Ocean patrols to search for German raiders.