|Place of birth||Woodford, Queensland|
|School||Durundur State School, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, George Eaton, Woodford, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/59/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||42nd Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death||28|
|Place of burial||Nine Elms British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 5), Poperinghe, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George and Hannah EATON, Stony Creek, Woodford, Queensland|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 619 Pte Darcy George EATON, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 7 January 1919.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 16 February 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 22 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916, and admitted to Devonport Hospital (sick: slight); discharged to duty, 6 November 1916.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 7 November 1916.
Marched out to 11th Training Bn, Codford, 9 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 7 February 1917.
Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 17 February 1917 (chilblains); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 18 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 March 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen, penetrating), and admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, and transferred to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station.
Died of wounds, 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 October 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, EATON Herbert John|