Eales, Thomas Whiteway (Lieutenant, b.1896 - d.1918)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number 1DRL/0250
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Object type Letters
Maker Eales, Thomas Whiteway
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1928; 1916-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1039
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to service of Lieutenant Thomas Whiteway Eales DCM, 21 Battalion, England, 1916-1917. Collection includes handwritten copies of letters sent by Eales to family in Australia. Copies made in 1928 by Eales' father in response to a request by the Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Lieutenant, DCM, 21st Bn, AIF. From file AWM93 0012/0011/1039. 19 May 1918 was killed in action at Ville-sur-Ancre. Law Clerk, of Lilydale, VIC; born Camberwell, VIC; educated at Camberwell Grammar School; became a law clerk but intended to become a Christian missionary; joined AIF 4 February 1915; left Egypt August 1915 for Gallipoli in "Southland" which was torpedoed off Lemnos 2 September 1915; was invalided from ANZAC with frostbite and jaundice; went to France, was wounded at Pozieres; won the DCM at Longatte in 1917; was wounded again October 1917, at Broodseinde; age at time of death 22 years 4 months. Two cousins also died in WWI - John Brinsden Vasey and Gilbert Joseph Brinsden.