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Sidney Easton

Name on Board S Easton
Name on Service
Sidney  Easton
Enlistment Age 40
Occupation Foreman
Place of Birth Sydney, NSW
Next of Kin Archebald Shaw Easton
Address 66 Hanmer St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 15/06/1916
Service No. 6489
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 2/10/1916
Embarkation Ship HMAT Nestor A71
Unit on Embarkation 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 10/08/1918
Unit on Death 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of Wounds
Place of Wounding/
Villers-Bretonneux, France
Cemetery or Memorial Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Additional Information Sydney Easton attended Kangaroo Point School, Brisbane, Queensland. Syd, as he was known, was advancing near Lihons, carrying a machine gun when he was hit by machine gun bullets in the abdomen.  He was taken to the 8th Australian Field Ambulance where he died at 8.30am.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 31 August 1918, p3
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