Lieutenant Alfred Bailey Eades

Service number 4642
Ranks Held Gunner, Lieutenant
Birth Date 1895
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Essendon
Death Date 1918-11-12
Death Place United Kingdom: England, Greater London, Wandsworth
Final Rank Lieutenant
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 4th Australian Divisional Artillery
  • 4th Australian Divisional Artillery
  • 4th Australian Divisional Artillery
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

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.



Date of birth 1895
Date of enlistment 21 May 1915
Date of embarkation 10 August 1915
Date of death 12 November 1918