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George Campbell EASTON

Regimental number554
Date of birth28 December 1886
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
SchoolLeichhardt Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address20 Rowley Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Easton, 20 Rowley Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Company
FateDied of disease 4 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialNorthampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery (Plot 446, Row 3, Grave No. 17320), Northamptonshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth EASTON, 20 Rowley Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 67850 Private Jas. H. Easton, 27th General Reinforcements
Other detailsService England and France. Wounded at Vimy Ridge September 1917, invalided to Sutton Veny War Hospital, England. Recovered and returned to unit 7 February 1918. Injured in the leg and invalided to Le Havre, France where he contracted pneumonia and died. 'He was a good all-round athlete, and was popular amongst his officers and mates.'
Date of death4 November 1918

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