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Thomas Ralph Eastwood

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  • Service number
    15/202 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • WW1 Major AWMM
    • WW2 General AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Ralph AWMM
  • Surname
    Eastwood AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    15/202 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    10 May 1890 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    England AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Canterbury, England AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Soldier AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Soldier AWMM
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 05 Aug 1914 Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Major de Crespigny Eastwood, Hyde End, Brenton, Kent, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 Feb 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • Samoa AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    15/202 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Enlisted with British Rifle Brigade, 1910. AWMM
    • Sent to NZ as Aide-de-Camp to Governor-General, 1912. AWMM
    • Captain, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (Earl of Liverpool's Own) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KCB) AWMM
      DSO: London Gazette, 3 June 1919. Citation: "For distinguished service in connection military operations in France and Flanders." AWMM
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    • Knight of Justice of the Order of St John (KStJ) AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMM
    • Silver Jubilee Medal 1935 AWMM
    • Coronation Medal 1937 AWMM
    • Grand Cross, Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau (Luxembourg) AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 29/09/1916 AWMM
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      London Gazette 03/06/1919 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 5 August 1914 AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 14 Feb 1915-26 March 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 17 or HMNZT 18 or HMNZT 19 AWMM
    Vessel was Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima AWMM
    Captain AWMM
    Headquarters Staff AWMM
    3rd Reinforcements 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • WW1 1918 AWMM
      Major AWMM
    • WW2 1947 AWMM
      General AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    68 AWMM
  • Date of death
    15 February 1959 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    England AWMM
  • Death notes
    England AWMM
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  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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