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Regimental number51
Date of birth29 October 1895
Place of birthPerry Street, North Bundaberg, Queensland
SchoolBarnes School, Knockroe, Queensland/Isis Central Mill School, Isis, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGin Gin, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Hezikah Eastgate, Palms Mill, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Employment Company
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date26 April 1919 - Medically unfit
Other detailsServed three years 86 days. Two years 288 days abroad. Served in France where he suffered injuries and shell shock. Convalesced with a French family and when well enough to travel was sent to England before returning to Australia. Spent the last couple of years of his life at the War Veterans' Home at Caboolture, Queensland
Date of death9 January 1982
Place of burialMr. Gravatt Anzac Cemetery, Mt. Gravatt, Brisbane

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