William Edwin Eason Unknown date of birth - Died 9 December 1941 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number5781 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesWilliam Edwin AWMM SurnameEason AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number5781 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW2 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentUnknown AWMMHarlison Street, Otautau, Southland, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMr F.T.M. Eason (father), Harlison Street, Otautau, Southland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 5 January 1940 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number5781 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW2 AWMMUnknown AWMMInvercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW2 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 AWMM5 January 1940 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyWW2 AWMM5 January 1940 AWMM2NZEF: 1st Echelon AWMM2 Provost Company AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesAccidental Death, Cause of Death AWMMDrowned AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM20 Infantry Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Frederick Thomas Eason and Alice Eason, of Otautau, Southland, New Zealand.Eason was taken prisoner during the Western Desert campaign and put on an Italian ship to be taken to Italy. En route the ship was torpedoed and Eason was presumed drowned. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death26 AWMM Date of death9 December 1941 AWMM Cause of deathAccidental Death AWMM Place of death Death notesAt Sea AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAlamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM Memorial referenceColumn 102. AWMM Obituary Roll of Honour Remember William Edwin Eason by laying a poppy. Frances Ferguson Eason Lois Harriett Eason William Edwin Eason Albert William East Alfred Francis Drake East Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of William Edwin Eason Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsSecond New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMWW2 1: WW2 53 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.