Thomas Ralph Eastwood Born 10 May 1890 - Died 15 February 1959 PDF Print Share Key details Service number15/202 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Major AWMMWW2 General AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 208 - No known copyright restricti … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesThomas Ralph AWMM SurnameEastwood AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number15/202 AWMM Gender Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth10 May 1890 AWMM Place of birthEngland AWMM Birth notesCanterbury, England AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW1 Soldier AWMM Post war occupationSoldier AWMM Address before enlistmentPre 05 Aug 1914 Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMajor de Crespigny Eastwood, Hyde End, Brenton, Kent, England AWMM Relationship statusPre 14 Feb 1915 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarRegular Military Service AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM CampaignsSamoa AWMM1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMMGallipoli, Turkey AWMMFrance and Germany (TBC) AWMM1914-1916 Egypt AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number15/202 AWMM Military serviceEnlisted with British Rifle Brigade, 1910. AWMMSent to NZ as Aide-de-Camp to Governor-General, 1912. AWMMCaptain, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (Earl of Liverpool's Own) AWMM Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsKnight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB) AWMMDSO: London Gazette, 3 June 1919. Citation: "For distinguished service in connection military operations in France and Flanders." AWMMCompanion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMMMilitary Cross (MC) AWMMKnight of Justice of the Order of St John (KStJ) AWMM1914-1915 Star AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM1939-1945 Star AWMMDefence Medal AWMMWar Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMMSilver Jubilee Medal 1935 AWMMCoronation Medal 1937 AWMMGrand Cross, Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau (Luxembourg) AWMMMilitary Cross (MC) AWMMLondon Gazette 29/09/1916 AWMMCompanion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMMLondon Gazette 03/06/1919 AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 5 August 1914 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 14 Feb 1915-26 March 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 17 or HMNZT 18 or HMNZT 19 AWMMVessel was Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima AWMMCaptain AWMMHeadquarters Staff AWMM3rd Reinforcements AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notes Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 1918 AWMMMajor AWMMWW2 1947 AWMMGeneral AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Eastwood was a British citizen who enlisted with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) at the outbreak of World War 1. This was most likely because from 1912 he had been stationed in NZ as the Aide-de-camp for the NZ Governor-General. He served with NZEF from 1914-1918. He attained the rank of Major while with the NZ Forces.Eastwood rejoined the British Army on 17 October 1918.Served in North Russia, 1919.Served Aldershot, Cork and Staff College.Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, 1927.Promoted to Colonel and appointed Commandant of Rifle Brigade Depot, 1931.Commanding Officer (CO) of 2 Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC), 1934.General Staff Officer grade 1 (GSO1) 2 Division, 1936.Commandant of Royal Military College (RMC) Sandhurst, 1938.Promoted to Major General and appointed Division Commander, 1940.Vice Chief, General Staff, 1940.Director General of the British Home Guard, 1940-41.Promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Northern Command (UK), 1941.Served with British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France, during World War 2.Promoted to General and served as Governor and Commander in Chief, Gibraltar, 1944.Retired 1947.Registered Justice of the Peace (JP).Serial Number is not recorded on Nominal Roll 1 Page 208. AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death68 AWMM Date of death15 February 1959 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathEngland AWMM Death notesEngland AWMM Cemetery name Grave reference Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Thomas Ralph Eastwood by laying a poppy. John William Eastwood Robert Edward Allan Eastwood Thomas Ralph Eastwood W. Eastwood Victor William Eather Lay a poppy for 2016 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Thomas Ralph Eastwood Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20999902Further ReferenceNew Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic pagehttp://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/name-130151.htmlFurther ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C36267Further Reference DocumentsHaigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMMNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 208 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.