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William Edwin Eason

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  • Service number
    5781 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Eason AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    5781 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Harlison Street, Otautau, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr F.T.M. Eason (father), Harlison Street, Otautau, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 05 Jan 1940 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    5781 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    2 Provost Company AWMM
    2NZEF: 1st Echelon AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Drowned AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    20 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

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  • Age at death
    26 AWMM
  • Date of death
    9 December 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    At Sea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Column 102. AWMM
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 1: WW2 53 AWMM