EATHORNE, Victor Samuel
(Service number 14086)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 22 November 1898 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 35 Flockton Street, Christchurch
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Clara Catherine EATHORNE (mother), Augustine Street, Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations


Date 8 February 1959 Age 60 years
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Victor Samuel Eathorne was born on 22 November 1898 at Waimate, the fifth son of John and Clara (née Harris) Eathorne, who had married in their native Cornwall immediately before emigrating to New Zealand in 1879 and settling at Waimate. Rifleman V. S. Eathorne embarked with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade of the 5th Reinforcements at Wellington on 26 June 1916. He returned to New Zealand in March 1918. The South Canterbury men came from Lyttelton by special train expected mid afternoon on the 19th March.

Victor married Eveleen Agnes MCDonald in 1919. He died on 8 February 1959 at Waimate, aged 60 years. He and Eveleen are buried in the Waimate Lawn Cemetery. His brother Albert Eathorne also served in World War One, and another, Edward John Eathorne, was called up in 1918.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 January 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 January 2021]; Waimate Lawn Cemetery headstone transcription [12 January 2021]; Timaru Herald, 18 March 1918 (Papers Past) [09 April 2015]

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