EATON, Thomas William
(Service number 25/1715)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 17 October 1888 Place of Birth Woodbury, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Hukanui
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs T. EATON (mother), Rewa, via Feilding
Religion Church of England
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 2nd Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 1 April 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 2 March 1957 Age 68 years
Place of Death Ashhurst
Memorial or Cemetery Kelvin Grove Crematorium, Palmerston North
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas William Eaton was the son of Thomas Eaton and his second wife, Annie née Lonie. He was educated at Woodbury School, where he was awarded a Standard IV prize at the school's 1899 annual treat and prize distribution, held on Boxing Day. Thomas married Irene Bacon on 28 March 1919. His brother James Alexander Eaton also served in World War I, and his half-brother, John Robert Eaton, enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 January 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 January 2020]; School Admission record [14 January 2020]; Kelvin Grove cremation record (Palmerston North City Council) [14 January 2020]; South Canterbury Times, 29 December 1899 (Papers Past) [13 January 2020]

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