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Thomas Ralph Eastwood

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 208 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 208 - No known copyright restrictions


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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 May 1890 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 5 August 1914 AWMM Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Major de Crespigny Eastwood, Hyde End, Brenton, Kent, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Samoa AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 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

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 5 August 1914 AWMM Soldier/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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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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About death

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  • Death
    15 February 1959 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
    EnglandUnited Kingdom 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



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  • External links
  • References
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 208 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM

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