EATON, James Alexander
(Service number 6/3005)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank Sapper


Date 17 November 1891 Place of Birth Woodbury, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 64 Abberley Road, Christchurch
Occupation Storeman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Thomas W. EATON (father), Hukunui, Wairarapa
Religion Baptist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Railway worker


Date 2 February 1963 Age 71 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 1C, Plot 154NEC
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Alexander Eaton was the son of Thomas Eaton and his second wife, Annie née Lonie. He was educated at Woodbury School, and then at Waltham and Woolston schools after the family moved to Christchurch in the early 1900s. James married Beatrice Shueller on 5 February 1919 at Auckland, and secondly Ethel Izona Mulford in 1939, after Beatrice's death in 1931. His brother Thomas William Eaton also served in World War I, and his half-brother, John Robert Eaton, enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 January 2020]; Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 January 2020]; School Admission records [14 January 2020]; Ruru Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [14 January 2020]

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