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William Edwin Eason

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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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  • Birth
    9 May 1915 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Harlison Street, Otautau, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mr F.T.M. Eason (father), Harlison Street, Otautau, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • 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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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Stalag VIII-B (later 344), Lamsdorf, Poland POW Deaths (R25405152)
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Drowned AWMM
    • 12 September 1941 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      Died while P.O.W. AWMM

Last known rank

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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
    • Part of Bill's final story can be read in a book called "No Honour No Glory" by Spence Edge and Jim Henderson Published in 1983 by William Collins Publishers Ltd. Public - Lynn - Other relative - 26 April 2020 - As above
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2768204
    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
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Deaths While Prisoner of War - Navy, Army, Air Force and Civilians [WW2 NZ POW Deaths], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 Box 1 (R25405152). AWMM

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26 April 2020LynnInvercargill New ZealandOther relative

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