|Collection type||Private Record|
Eales, Thomas Whiteway
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Date made||1928; 1916-1917|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/1039|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Eales, Thomas Whiteway (Lieutenant, b.1896 - d.1918)
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.
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.