Lieutenant Alfred Bailey Eades

Service Number 4642
Birth Date 09 May 1895
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Essendon
Death Date 12 November 1918
Death Place United Kingdom: England, Greater London, Wandsworth
Final Rank Lieutenant
Units

Alfred Bailey Eades was born at Essendon, Victoria in 1895 to parents Arthur and Louisa. Prior to the First World War, he served for two years with the 25th Battery of the 8th Field Artillery Brigade, Citizen Military Forces where he attained the rank of sergeant in 1914. A clerk by trade, he enlisted in Melbourne on 7 May 1915 at the age of 20. On 10 August 1915, he departed Melbourne aboard RMS Persia with the 2 Field Artillery Brigade and the rank of gunner. Eade's cousin, General Sir Cyril Brudenall Bingham White also served during the First World War. After landing at Gallipoli on 13 October 1915, Eades was transferred to the 2nd Brigade Ammunition Column and remained on the peninsula until the evacuation in December. In February 1916, he was transferred to the 4th Division Artillery and in March 1916 he was again transferred to the 12th Field Artillery Brigade.. Eades was promoted through the ranks to second lieutenant in June 1916 and lieutenant in February 1917. He died on 12 November 1918 at the 3rd London General Hospital due to complications from influenza at the age of 23. Alfred Eades is buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, United Kingdom.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Lieutenant
    Fate
    Illness
    Date of Fate
    12 November 1918
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Gunner
    Place of Embarkation
    Melbourne
    Embarkation Ship
    RMS Persia
    Date of Embarkation
    10 August 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1895
Date of embarkation 1915-08-10
Date of death 1918-11-12

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