Biography

Birth date: 06 July 1901
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death date: 09 May 1993
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Final rank: Major General
Service number: NX3 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 25th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • 2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Companion of the Order of the Bath

  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Commander of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: 25th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 25th Australian Infantry Brigade
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

026704A

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA. 1942-09. BRIGADIER K. EATHER, COMMANDING 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE AND STAFF OFFICERS ON THE WHARF AT PORT MORESBY AFTER DISEMBARKATION OF THE 25TH BRIGADE.

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PAPUA. 1942-09. MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN CB CBE DSO VD (RIGHT), GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, AND BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, COMMANDING 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE. THEY ARE IN THE DEEP JUNGLE AT A FORWARD POSITION DISCUSSING AN ATTACK THAT WAS TO BE MADE ON JAP POSITIONS.

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026750

MAJOR-GENERAL A.S. ALLEN, CB., CBE., DSO., VD., GENERAL-OFFICER-COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION (LEFT) AND BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, COMMANDING 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE, (CENTRE). THEY WERE PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE DEEP JUNGLE AT A FORWARD POSITION DISCUSSING AN ATTACK THAT WAS TO BE MADE ON THE...

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027070

PAPUA, NEW GUINEA. 1942-10. PLANNING THE CAMPAIGN MOVES FROM THE ADVANCED HEADQUARTERS AT NAURO IN THE OWEN STANLEY RANGES. LEFT TO RIGHT:- LIEUTENANT-COLONEL S.J. BLEECHMORE, COMMANDING ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ENGINEERS, CORPS TROOPS, CAPTAIN R.M WILSON, 2/14TH FIELD COMPANY, CORPS TROOPS, ROYAL...

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053734

ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1943-07-02. CHATTING AT MORNING TEA DURING A 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION SPECIAL CONFERENCE, ARE LEFT TO RIGHT:- NX3 BRIGADIER K. W. EATHER CBE DSO ED, COMMANDING 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE; VX9 MAJOR GENERAL G. A. VASEY CB CBE DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH...

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053738

ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1943-07-02. PORTRAIT OF NX3 BRIGADIER K. W. EATHER CBE DSO ED, COMMANDING 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE.

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061138

FARIA VALLEY, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-14. MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE MISSION INSPECTING THE BATTLE AREAS. SHOWN ARE: MAJOR GENERAL J. S. LETHBRIDGE CBE MC, LEADER OF THE BRITISH MILITARY MISSION TO AUSTRALIA (1): NX3 BRIGADIER K. W. EATHER CBE DSO ED (2): VX9 MAJOR GENERAL G. A. VASEY CB CBE DSO,...

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061140

FARIA VALLEY, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-14. VX9 MAJOR GENERAL G. A. VASEY CB CBE DSO (1) GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, AND MAJOR GENERAL J. S. LETHBRIDGE CBE MC (2), LEADER OF THE BRITISH MILITARY MISSION TO AUSTRALIA, WADING THROUGH THE URIA RIVER ON THEIR RETURN FROM GUY'S POST....

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061251

KUMBARUM, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-14. MAJOR GENERAL J. S. LETHBRIDGE CBE (1), LEADER OF THE BRITISH MILITARY MISSION TO AUSTRALIA, AND PARTY RETURNING AFTER A TOUR OF THE FARIA VALLEY. ALSO SEEN ARE: NX3 BRIGADIER K. W. EATHER CBE, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER, 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE (2); VX9...

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061252

KUMBARUM, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-14. MAJOR GENERAL J. S. LETHBRIDGE CBE MC (1), LEADER OF THE BRITISH MILITARY MISSION TO AUSTRALIA, AND NX3 BRIGADIER K. W. EATHER, CBE DSO ED (2), ENJOYING A CUP OF TEA ON THEIR RETURN TO KUMBARUM AFTER A TOUR OF FARIA VALLEY.

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061253

KUMBARUM, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-14. MAJOR GENERAL J. S. LETHBRIDGE, CBE, MC, (LEFT); VX9 MAJOR GENERAL G. A. VASEY, CB, CBE, DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION (CENTRE) AND NX3 BRIGADIER K. W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED, COMMANDING 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE (RIGHT), ENJOYING A...

061253

061254

KUMBARUM, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-14. MAJOR GENERAL J. S. LETHBRIDGE, CBE, MC, (LEFT); VX9 MAJOR GENERAL G. A. VASEY, CB, CBE, DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION (CENTRE) AND NX3 BRIGADIER K. W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED, COMMANDING 25H AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE (RIGHT), ENJOYING A...

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061255

KUMBARUM, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-14. MAJOR GENERAL LETHBRIDGE, CBE, MC, AND THE ARTY WHICH ACCOMPANIED HIM ON HIS TOUR OF INSPECTION OF FARIA VALLEY ENJOYING THEIR CUP OF TEA AFTER THEIR STRENUOUS TREK. SHOWN ARE: VX80932 LIEUTENANT W. RIGGALL, AIDE DE CAMPE TO GENERAL VASEY (1); COLONEL DURWAARE,...

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068587

STRATHPINE, QLD. 1944-08-21. NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER, WITH OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS, 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- QX14949 LIEUTENANT J.F. HOWES (10; VX43185 MAJOR G.E. LYON (2); NX56495 CAPTAIN R.A. PRIOL (3); QX14477 CAPTAIN C.F. MILFORD...

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067885

STRATHPINE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, 1944-07-31. NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED, OFFICER COMMANDING 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, WITH HIS PORTRAIT IN OILS EXECUTED BY VX82456 CORPORAL J. FRAWLEY OF THE 4TH ARMOURED BRIGADE.

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067886

STRATHPINE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-07-31. A PORTRAIT IN OILS OF NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED, OFFICER COMMANDING, 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, EXECUTED BY VX82456 CORPORAL J. FRAWLEY OF THE 4TH ARMOURED BRIGADE.

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068309

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-08. NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER, LEADING THE 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, THE 2/25TH INFANTRY BATTALION, THE 2/31ST INFANTRY BATTALION AND THE 2/33RD INFANTRY BATTALION ALONG QUEEN STREET DURING THE 7TH DIVISION MARCH THROUGH THE...

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065516

SYDNEY, NSW. 1944-04-14. OFFICERS OF THE 7TH DIVISION, DISCUSSING DETAILS OF THE UNIT MARCH THROUGH THE CITY STREETS. LEFT TO RIGHT:- VX43185 MAJOR G. LYON, NX51088 CAPTAIN W.T. PRENTICE: NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED., OFFICER COMMANDING, 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE.

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065524

SYDNEY, NSW. 1944-04-14. NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED., OFFICER COMMANDING, LEADING THE 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, DURING A MARCH OF THE 7TH DIVISION, PAST THE SALUTING BASE, WITH LORD WAKEHURST TAKING THE SALUTE. CROWDS OF SPECTATORS LINE THE CITY STREETS IN FRONT OF THE TOWN HALL HOTEL.

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065534

SYDNEY, NSW. 1944-04-14. HIS EXCELLENCY, LORD WAKEHURST, KCMG., GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES (1), TAKING THE SALUTE FROM MEMBERS OF THE 7TH DIVSION DURING THE UNIT MARCH THROUGH THE CITY STREETS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED., COMMANDING, 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE...

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080869

KAIRI, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-09-28. VX12014 MAJOR-GENERAL E.J. MILFORD, DSO, GOC 7TH DIVISION (1), TAKING THE SALUTE DURING THE MARCH PAST AT HEADQUARTERS 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. THE UNITS MARCHED PAST IN COLUMN OF COMPANIES. AT THE BACKGROUND STANDS NX3 BRIGADIER K.W....

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080870

KAIRI, QLD. 1944-09-28. NX3 BRIGADIER K. W. EATHER DBE, DSO, ED, COMMANDING OFFICER 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, SALUTING DURING THE MARCH PAST AT HEADQUARTERS 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE AT ATHERTON TABLELANDS. THE SALUTE WAS TAKEN BY VX12014 MAJOR GENERAL E. J. MILFORD DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH...

080870

079050

KAIRI, QLD, AUSTRALIA. 1945-02-05. NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED, COMMANDING, 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE INSPECTING A PARADE OF PERSONNEL OF THE UNIT NON- COMMISSIONED OFFICERS REFRESHER COURSE.

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079051

KAIRI, QLD, AUSTRALIA. 1945-02-05. NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED, COMMANDING, 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE INSPECTING A PARADE OF PERSONNEL OF THE UNIT NON- COMMISSIONED OFFICERS REFRESHER COURSE.

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079053

KAIRI, QLD, AUSTRALIA. 1945-02-05. NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED, COMMANDING, 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (1) TAKING THE SALUTE FROM A PARADE OF THE NON- COMMISSIONED OFFICER REFRESHER COURSE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX43185 MAJOR G.E. LYON, CHIEF INSTRUCTOR, 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (2);...

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084873

KAIRI, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1944-12-21. BRIGADIER K W EATHER, (1), PRESENTING LIEUTENANT COLONEL N L FLEAY, COMMANDING OFFICER, 2/7 CAVALRY COMMANDO REGIMENT, (2), WITH THE WINNING PENNANT AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE DIVISIONAL SPORTS MEETING ARRANGED BY HQ 7 DIVISION AT KAIRI SPORTS GROUND.

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085479

ATHERTON, QLD. 1945-01-06. THE BRIDE, FORMERLY SISTER E.L. WOODWARD, 2/2 GENERAL HOSPITAL (5), SIGNS THE REGISTER AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND, ATHERTON, FOLLOWING HER MARRIAGE TO CAPTAIN J.H. MULES, 2 OPERATIONS REPORT TEAM ATTACHED TO HEADQUARTERS 7 DIVISION (1), BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER,...

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085481

ATHERTON, QUEENSLAND. 1945-01-06. CAPTAIN J.H. MULES, 2 OPERATIONS REPORT TEAM ATTACHED TO HEADQUARTERS 7 DIVISION, (3), WITH HIS BRIDE, (FORMERLY SISTER E.L. WOODWARD, 2/2 GENERAL HOSPITAL), (4), AND GUESTS ATTENDING THEIR WEDDING RECEPTION AT THE GOLF HOUSE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- CAPTAIN...

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086617

ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1945-02-13. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA, (2) SHOWING INTEREST IN AN OWEN GUN DURING HIS VISIT TO THE 2/31 INFANTRY BATTALION RIFLE RANGE. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- MAJOR GENERAL E J MILFORD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7 DIVISION, (1); CORPORAL F A...

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097468

BLANCHE BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-28. LIEUTENANT GENERAL J. NORTHCOTT, CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF, ACCOMPANIED BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL WOO YEN, OFFICER COMMANDING CHINESE TROOPS, INSPECTING A PARADE OF SOME 700 CHINESE TROOPS. THE...

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097470

BLANCHE BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-28. LIEUTENANT GENERAL J. NORTHCOTT, CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF ACCOMPANIED BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION MEET MAJOR L.F. DARLING, PERMANENT PRESIDENT COURTS MARTIAL 11 DIVISION WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE CHINESE CAMP, FORMER...

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097778

NAMANULA, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-08. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, ARRIVING AT THE PARADE GROUND FOR AN INSPECTION OF 11 DIVISION SIGNALS.

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097779

NAMANULA, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-08. MEMBERS OF 11 DIVISION SIGNALS ON PARADE. THEY ARE BEING INSPECTED BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, WHO IS ACCOMPANIED BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL COX, COMMANDING OFFICER 11 DIVISION SIGNALS.

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097781

NAMANULA, NEW BRITAIN, 1945-10-08. MEMBERS OF 11 DIVISION SIGNALS ON PARADE DURING AN INSPECTION OF THE UNIT BY MAJ-GEN K.W. EATHER, GOC 11 DIVISION.

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097783

NAMANULA, NEW BRITAIN, 1945-10-08. MAJ-GEN K.W. EATHER, GCC 11 DIVISION, ADDRESSING A PARADE OF 11 DIVISION SIGNALS, AFTER HIS INSPECTION. IN HIS ADDRESS HE EXPLAINED THE SITUATION IN THE RABAUL AREA TO THE TROOPS.

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097899

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CHINESE ARMY CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. SHOWN, MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, INSPECTING A GUARD OF CHINESE TROOPS.

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097900

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, BEING MET BY CHINESE OFFICERS AT THE CHINESE ARMY CAMP. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC.

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097901

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, AND MEMBERS OF THE CHINESE ARMY SALUTING THE FLAG AS THE BAND PLAYS GOD SAVE THE ING. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE...

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097902

Major General Kenneth William Eather (third from front), General Officer Commanding 11 Division, and Lieutenant Colonel Woo Yien (left), commander of Chinese Army troops in New Britain, inspecting troops a the Chinese soldiers' camp. A special parade and concert was held at the camp to celebrate...

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097904

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, COLONEL WOO YIEN AND J. FERGUSON, INTERPRETER, ADDRESSING CHINESE TROOPS FROM A STAGE AT THE CHINESE SOLDIER'S CAMP. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH...

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097905

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, INSPECTED THE PARADE. SHOWN, CHINESE SOLDIERS ON PARADE.

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097906

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, INSPECTED THE PARADE. SHOWN, MARCH PAST OF CHINESE TROOPS.

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097907

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, INSPECTED THE PARADE. SHOWN, THE OFFICIAL PARTY ON STAGE AFTER THE MARCH...

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097908

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, INSPECTED THE PARADE. SHOWN, SOME OF THE CHINESE CIVILIANS WHO TOOK PART...

097908

097909

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, ACCOMPANIED BY COLONEL WOO YIEN AND OFFICIAL PARTY, PASSING THROUGH AN ARCHWAY DURING INSPECTION OF THE CHINESE ARMY CAMP. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH...

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097910

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, AND PARTY, ATTENDING THE OFFICIAL DINNER HELD IN THE OPEN AT THE CHINESE ARMY CAMP. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE...

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097911

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, AND PARTY, ATTENDING THE OFFICIAL DINNER HELD IN THE OPEN AT THE CHINESE ARMY CAMP. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE...

097911

097912

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, AND PARTY FROM HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION ATTENDED THE CELEBRATIONS. SHOWN,...

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097913

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. SHOWN, CHINESE GIRLS' CHOIR ON STAGE AT THE CONCERT. THE CELEBRATIONS WERE ATTENDED BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING...

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097914

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. SHOWN, SECTION OF CONCERT AUDIENCE COMPRISED OF CHIANG KAI SHEK'S SOLDIERS. THE CELEBRATIONS WERE ATTENDED ALSO BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER,...

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097915

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. SHOWN, A SCENE ON THE STAGE DURING THE CONCERT. THE CELEBRATIONS WERE ATTENDED BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11...

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097916

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-10. A SPECIAL PARADE AND CONCERT WAS HELD AT THE CAMP TO CELEBRATE THE 34TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. SHOWN, A SCENE ON THE STAGE DURING THE CONCERT. THE CELEBRATIONS WERE ATTENDED BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11...

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098002

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-11. MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL PAPUAN CONSTABULARY LED BY THEIR BAND PASSING THREE WAYS DURING THE MARCH PAST. THE SALUTE WAS TAKEN BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION.

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098004

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-11. A PARADE OF THE ROYAL PAPUAN CONSTABULARY MOVING DOWN MALAGUNA ROAD DURING THE MARCH PAST. THE SALUTE WAS TAKEN BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION. JAPANESE SOLDIERS ARE AT WORK IN THE FOREGROUND.

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098006

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-11. THE FIRST PLATOON OF THE ROYAL PAPUAN CONSTABULARY, MARCHING PAST THE SALUTING BASE. THE SALUTE WAS TAKEN BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION.

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098007

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-11. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, TAKING THE SALUTE FROM THE LAST PLATOON OF THE ROYAL PAPUAN CONSTABULARY AS THEY MARCH PAST THE SALUTING DAIS.

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098223

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN, 1945-10-22. MAJOR-GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING (GOC) 11 DIVISION (1), PAID A VISIT TO THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY. HE IS SHOWN BEING GREETED BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ISHAC, COMMANDING OFFICER (CO) THE CAMP.

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098224

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-22. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, INSPECTING AN INDIAN GUARD OF HONOUR DURING HIS VISIT TO THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY.

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098225

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-22. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, SPEAKING WITH INDIAN OFFICERS ON PARADE DURING HIS VISIT TO THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY.

098225

098227

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-23. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, VISITED THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY. SHOWN, A SECTION OF THE CROWN LISTENING TO A SPEECH BY MAJOR GENERAL EATHER.

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098228

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-23. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, VISITED THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY. SHOWN, AN ANCIENT INDIAN FOLK DANCE, THE GARBHA, BEING PERFORMED FOR HIS ENTERTAINMENT.

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098229

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-23. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, VISITED THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY. SHOWN, A SKETCH DEPICTING THE DAILY ROUTINE TO WHICH THE INDIANS WERE SUBJECTED WHILE IN JAPANESE HANDS. HAV BOSTAN KAHN IS ACTING AS A...

098229

098230

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-23. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, VISITED THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY. SHOWN, A SKETCH DEPICTING THE DAILY ROUTINE TO WHICH THE INDIANS WERE SUBJECT WHILE IN JAPANESE HANDS. HAV BOSTAN KAHN IS ACTING AS A...

098230

098231

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-23. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, VISITED THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY. SHOWN, AN INDIAN FOLK DANCE, THE DOGRA, BEING PERFORMED FOR HIS ENTERTAINMENT.

098231

098232

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-23. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, VISITED THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY. SHOWN, AN INDIAN CHOIR SINGING FOR HIS ENTERTAINMENT.

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098234

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-23. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, VISITED THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY. SHOWN, AN INDIAN SONG AND COMEDY SKETCH BEING PERFORMED BY HAV BOSTAN KAHN AND PARTY FOR HIS ENTERTAINMENT.

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098235

KARAVIA BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-23. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, VISITED THE INDIAN EX-PRISONER OF WAR CAMP AT KARAVIA BAY. SHOWN, AN INDIAN OFFICER PERFORMING A KHATTAK SWORD DANCE FOR HIS ENTERTAINMENT.

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098378

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-27. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION (3) POINTING OUT SHORE INSTALLATIONS TO GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (2), FROM THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING'S MOTOR LAUNCH. AT LEFT...

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098379

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-27. GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (4) ARRIVING AT BURNS PHILP WHARF. HE IS MAKING A TOUR OF 11 DIVISION AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT JACKSON, AIDE-DE-CAMP (1); LIEUTENANT COLONEL D.H. DWYER,...

098379

098380

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-27. GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA (2), AND MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY LEAVING BURNS PHILP WHARF. GENERAL BLAMEY HAS JUST ARRIVED AND WILL MAKE A TOUR OF 11 DIVISION AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:-...

098380

098381

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-27. OFFICIAL CAR CARRYING GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA; MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION; LIEUTENANT COLONEL D.H. DWYER, CHIEF OF STAFF; AND LIEUTENANT JACKSON,...

098381

098390

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-28. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, ARRIVING AT THE PARADE GROUND TO ATTEND A CEREMONIAL PARADE AND MARCH PAST BY TROOPS OF 11 DIVISION. THE PARADE WAS REVIEWED BY GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES,...

098390

098403

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-10-28. FOLLOWING INSPECTION OF A CEREMONIAL PARADE AND MARCH PAST BY TROOPS OF 11 DIVISION AT THE DIVISION PARADE GROUND, GENERAL SIR THOMAS A. BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, PREPARES TO LEAVE RABAUL. HE IS SHOWN ARRIVING AT TOBAI...

098403

111038

BALIKPAPAN, BORNEO. 1 JULY 1945. BRIGADIER K W EATHER, COMMANDER 25 INFANTRY BRIGADE (1) WITH HIS BRIGADE-MAJOR WATCHING THE LANDING OF MEMBERS OF 25 INFANTRY BRIGADE AT YELLOW BEACH DURING THE OBOE 2 OPERATION.

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111220

BALIKPAPAN, BORNEO, 4 JULY 1945. MAJOR GENERAL E J MILFORD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7 DIVISION (2), BRIGADIER K W EATHER, COMMANDER 25 INFANTRY BRIGADE (3) AND LIEUTENANT R M LYALL, AIDE DE CAMP TO MAJ-GEN MILFORD (1), INSPECTING JAPANESE STRONGPOINTS FROM THE FORWARD OBSERVATION POST OF 2/31...

111220

111223

BALIKPAPAN, BORNEO, 4 JULY 1945. BRIGADIER K W EATHER, COMMANDER 25 INFANTRY BRIGADE (1) AND MAJOR GENERAL E J MILFORD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7 DIVISION (2) INSPECTING A JAPANESE STRONGPOINT ON OPERATOR FEATURE CAPTURED BY MEMBERS OF 2/33 INFANTRY BATTALION DURING THE OBOE 2 OPERATION.

111223

111226

BALIKPAPAN, BORNEO, 4 JULY 1945. BRIGADIER K W EATHER, COMMANDER 25 INFANTRY BRIGADE (1) AND MAJOR GENERAL E J MILFORD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7 DIVISION (2) SURVEYING THE AREA FROM A FORWARD OBSERVATION POST OF 2/4 FIELD REGIMENT ON OXYGEN FEATURE DURING THE OBOE 2 OPERATION.

111226

096329

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-10. LIEUTENANT GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, CONFERRING WITH BRIGADIER C.R.V. EDGAR, COMMANDER 4 INFANTRY BRIGADE AND STAFF OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION ON THE BEACH. TROOPS OF 4 INFANTRY BRIGADE OCCUPIED THE RABAUL AREA FOLLOWING...

096329

096836

MALAGUNA, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-17. GENERAL H. IMAMURA, COMMANDANT EIGHTH AREA ARMY, ARRIVING AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, FOR A CONFERENCE.

096836

096837

MALAGUNA, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-17. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, AND STAFF OFFICERS IN CONFERENCE WITH GENERAL H. IMAMURA, COMMANDANT EIGHTH AREA ARMY AND MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF, IN A TENT AT HQ 11 DIVISION.

096837

096868

Ramale Valley, New Britain. A choir comprised of the internees at Ramale Valley Internment Camp singing 'Minstrel Boy' for Major General K W Eather, General Officer Commanding 11 Division. Contact with the camp was made by Allied troops and representatives of the Australian Red Cross following the...

096868

096869

Ramale Valley, New Britain. A choir composed of the internees at Ramale Valley Internment Camp singing 'Minstrel Boy' for Major General K W Eather, General Officer Commanding 11 Division. Contact with the camp was made by Allied troops and representatives of the Australian Red Cross following the...

096869

096871

Ramale Valley, New Britain. Internees at the Ramale Valley internment camp applauding Major General K W Eather, General Officer Commanding 11 Division, at the conclusion of his address. contact with the camp was made by Allied troops and representatives of the Australian Red Cross following the...

096871

097330

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-27. STAFF OFFICERS OF 11 DIVISION CONFER ON TOBOI WHARF WITH LIEUTENANT GENERAL J. NORTHCOTT, CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF (2) SOON AFTER HIS ARRIVAL AT HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION BY CATALINA AIRCRAFT FOR A TOUR OF THE AREA. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER,...

097330

097331

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-27. LIEUTENANT GENERAL J. NORTHCOTT, CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF (1), ACCOMPANIED BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION (2), AND STAFF OFFICERS OF HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION, WALKING TO THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING'S CAR. THEY ARE LEAVING TOBOI...

097331

099857

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN, 1946-02-06. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, CHATTING WITH MEMBERS OF 6 ENTERTAINMENT UNIT, AUSTRALIAN ARMY AMENITIES SERVICE, AT A SUPPER ARRANGED AFTER A PERFORMANCE OF THE MUSICAL COMEDY "THE MAID OF THE MOUNTAINS".

099857

094990

PALMALMAL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-08-17. THE OFFICIAL PARTY WITH GRACIE FIELDS (7), NOTED LANCASHIRE VOCALIST AND COMEDIENNE HAVING MORNING TEA AT THE MATRON'S COTTAGE, 2/8 GENERAL HOSPITAL. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- LIEUTENANT S.E. DAMMAN (1); MISS P. SHEA (2); MR E. SCOTT (3); MR M. BANKS (4); MAJOR...

094990

095491

PALMALMAL, NEW BRITAIN, 1945-08-23. MAJOR-GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION EXPLAINING THE LATEST JAPANESE SURRENDER INFORMATION TO OFFICERS AT A SPECIAL CONFERENCE AT HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION.

095491

095651

PALMALMAL, JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-01. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, AT HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION.

095651

095699

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-01. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION AT HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION.

095699

095814

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-07. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION EXPLAINING THE POINTS OF THE SURRENDER OF THE JAPANESE FORCES TO STAFF OFFICERS AT A SPECIAL CONFERENCE.

095814

095815

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-07. FOLLOWING THE SURRENDER OF JAPANESE FORCES IN THE SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, STAFF OFFICERS, ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE OFFICERS, AND ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY OFFICERS LISTEN ATTENTIVELY TO MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, GIVING...

095815

095816

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-07. FOLLOWING THE SURRENDER OF JAPANESE FORCES IN THE SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, STAFF OFFICERS, ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE OFFICERS AND ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY OFFICERS LISTEN ATTENTIVELY TO MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, GIVING...

095816

096028

JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-01. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION AT HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION.

096028

096031

PALMALMAL AIRSTRIP, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-04. LIEUTENANT GENERAL V.A.H. STURDEE, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING FIRST ARMY (2), PUTTING ON A GAS CAPE SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVING FROM LAE BY RAAF BEAUFORT AIRCRAFT, TO HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION. HE IS VISITING MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER...

096031

096046

PALMALMAL, JACQUINOT BAY, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-08. AFTER THE JAPANESE SURRENDER, ALLIED PRISONERS WERE PICKED UP AT RABAUL BY HMAS VENDETTA AND BROUGHT TO JACQUINOT BAY. THEY WERE THEN TAKEN BY ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE AIR-SEA RESCUE BOAT TO 2/8TH GENERAL HOSPITAL. SHOWN, MAJOR GENERAL K.W....

096046

096291

MALAGUNA MISSION, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-09-10. ARMY AND NAVY OFFICERS WATCHING OPERATIONS ON THE BEACH DURING THE FIRST DAY OF THE OCCUPATION OF THE RABAUL AREA, BY 4 INFANTRY BRIGADE TROOPS. THE GROUP INCLUDES MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, AND BRIGADIER C.R.V....

096291

098684

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-11-05. GENERAL H. IMAMURA, FORMER COMMANDER JAPANESE EIGHTH AREA ARMY, ARRIVING AT HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION, TO CONFER WITH MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION. FOLLOWED BY JAPANESE STAFF OFFICERS, GENERAL IMAMURA WALKS UP THE STAIRWAY OF OLD...

098684

098697

MALAGUNA, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-11-06. LIEUTENANT GENERAL V.A.H. STURDEE, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING FIRST ARMY (1), ACCOMPANIED BY MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION (2) INSPECTING INDIAN ARMY TROOPS AT THEIR CAMP SOME 10 MILES FROM RABAUL.

098697

098941

NAMANULA, NEW BRITAIN, 1945-11-21. A GROUP OF KOREAN OFFICERS LISTENING TO MAJ-GEN K.W. EATHER, GOC 11 DIVISION. MAJ-GEN EATHER SUMMONED THEM TO DIVISION HQ TO INFORM THEM OF THE ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR THEIR CONCENTRATION IN COMPOUNDS, THEIR FOOD ARRANGEMENTS AND THE LABOUR POSITION.

098941

099065

NAMANULA, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-11-21. A GROUP OF FORMOSAN AND KOREAN OFFICERS LISTENING TO MAJOR-GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION. MAJ-GEN EATHER SUMMONED THEM TO DIVISION HQ TO INFORM THEM OF THE ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR THEIR CONCENTRATION IN COMPOUNDS, THEIR FOOD...

099065

099067

NAMANULA, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-11-21. MAJOR-GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, CONFERRING WITH SENIOR FORMOSAN AND KOREAN OFFICERS IN AN OFFICE AT HQ 11 DIVISION.

099067

099823

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN, 1946-02-14. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, PRESENTING THE MILITARY CROSS TO LIEUTENANT J.C. WARD, 2 NEW GUINEA INFANTRY BATTALION, DURING A SPECIAL PARADE OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS REGIMENT ON VUNAKANAU AIRSTRIP.

099823

099825

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN, 1946-02-14. MAJOR GENERAL K.W EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, PRESENTING THE MILITARY MEDAL TO LIEUTENANT A.E. BENNETT, 2 NEW GUINEA INFANTRY BATTALION, DURING A SPECIAL PARADE OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS REGIMENT ON VUNAKANAU AIRSTRIP. THE AWARD WAS MADE FOR PATROL...

099825

099826

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN, 1946-02-14. MAJOR GENERAL K.W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, PRESENTING THE MILITARY MEDAL TO WARRANT OFFICER 2 BENGARI, 1 NEW GUINEA INFANTRY BATTALION, DURING A SPECIAL PARADE OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS REGIMENT ON VUNAKANAU AIRSTRIP.

099826

099827

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN, 1946-02-14. MAJOR GENERAL K.W EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, PRESENTING THE MILITARY MEDAL TO SERGEANT TAPIOLI, 3 NEW GUINEA INFANTRY BATTALION, DURING A SPECIAL PARADE OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS REGIMENT ON VUNAKANAU AIRSTRIP.

099827

099828

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN, 1946-02-14. MAJOR GENERAL K.W EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION, PRESENTING THE MILITARY MEDAL TO PRIVATE SALA, 1 NEW GUINEA INFANTRY BATTALION, DURING A SPECIAL PARADE OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS REGIMENT ON VUNAKANAU AIRSTRIP.

099828

112417

BALIKPAPAN, BORNEO. 1945-07-28. BRIGADIER K. W. EATHER, COMMANDER 25 INFANTRY BRIGADE, WORKING AT HIS DESK IN HIS OFFICE AT HEADQUARTERS.

112417

112419

BALIKPAPAN, BORNEO. 1945-07-28. OFFICERS OF HQ 25 INFANTRY BRIGADE, AFTER DINNER IN THE OFFICER'S MESS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- CAPTAIN R. H. PRIOL, STAFF CAPTAIN (1); BRIGADIER K. W. EATHER, COMMANDER 25 INFANTRY BRIGADE (2); MAJOR G. E. LYONS, BRIGADIER MAJOR (3) MAJ A. BARNETT, BRIGADIER...

112419

124105

The General Officer Commanding the 11th Division, Major Genral K W Eather places a wreath on the concrete cairn at Vulcan Beach. Two memorial services, one at Vulcan Beach, the other at Rabaul, were held to mark the fourth anniversary of the sinking of the Japanese transport Montevideo Maru in...

124105

126769

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1946-04-18. MAJOR-GENERAL EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING THE VICTORY CONTINGENT UNIT, BOARDS HMAS SHROPSHIRE BEFORE ITS DEPARTURE FOR ENGLAND.

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126771

MELBOURNE, VIC. 1946-04-18. MAJOR-GENERAL C A CLOWES, (LEFT) GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING THE VICTORY MARCH CONTINGENT AND BRIGADIER M. J. MOTEN CBE DSO ED, COMMANDER OF THE ARMY CONTINGENT, STANDING UNDER THE TURRETS ON THE HMAS SHROPSHIRE BEFORE ITS DEPARTURE FOR ENGLAND.

126771

129879

FREMANTLE, WA. C. 1946-05-02. MAJOR GENERAL EATHER CHATTING ON THE QUARTER DECK WITH MATRON WHEATLEY, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE NURSING SERVICE AND MATRON SAGE, AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE, BOTH MEMBERS OF THE VICTORY CONTINGENT, ON THE QUARTER DECK, AS HMAS SHROPSHIRE LEAVES FOR CAPE TOWN ON...

129879

120884

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-12-28. THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA, MR BEN CHIFLEY, ARRIVED BY PLANE TO VISIT MANY OF THE UNITS IN THE AREA. MR CHIFLEY CHATS WITH MAJOR GENERAL EATHER AT LAKUNAI AIRSTRIP. (PHOTOGRAPHER SGT R. RICE)

120884

120885

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-12-28. THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA, MR BEN CHIFLEY, ARRIVED BY PLANE TO VISIT MANY OF THE UNITS IN THE AREA. MR CHIFLEY IS GREETED BY MAJOR GENERAL EATHER, COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 11TH DIVISION. (PHOTOGRAPHER SGT R. RICE)

120885

120886

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN. 1945-12-28. THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA, MR BEN CHIFLEY, ARRIVED BY PLANE TO VISIT MANY OF THE UNITS IN THE AREA. THE PRIME MINISTER DISCUSSES HIS TRIP WITH MAJOR GENERAL EATHER, COMMANDING THE 11TH DIVISION, WHILE FRANK BAGNALL, OFFICIAL WAR CINEMAPHOTOGRAPHER, FILMS THE...

120886

109975

MOROTAI. 26 JUNE 1945. DURING THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE OBOE 2 OPERATION THE INVASION FLEET WAS INSPECTED BY GENERAL SIR THOMAS A BLAMEY, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA, ACCOMPANIED BY SENIOR OFFICERS. SHOWN, BRIGADIER K W EATHER, COMMANDING 25 INFANTRY BRIGADE (1)...

109975

065517

SYDNEY, NSW. 1944-04-14. SENIOR OFFICERS WAITING FOR THE START OF THE 7TH DIVISION MARCH THROUGH THE CITY STREETS. LEFT TO RIGHT: QX6392 MAJOR GENERAL E.C.P. PLANT, DSO, OBE., GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING NEW SOUTH WALES LINES OF COMMUNICATION AREA (1); NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE, DSO, ED.,...

065517

099524

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN, 1945-12-21. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. C. H. ROBERTSON, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING FIRST ARMY (2) BEING GREETED BY MAJOR-GENERAL K. W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION (1) ON ARRIVAL AT LAKUNAI AIRSTRIP ON A VISIT TO HEADQUARTERS 11 DIVISION. RAAF CATALINA IN...

099524

099697

RABAUL, NEW BRITAIN, 1946-01-30. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL H. C. H. ROBERTSON, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING FIRST ARMY (1) INTRODUCING THE HONOURABLE F. M. FORDE, MINISTER FOR THE ARMY (2) TO MAJOR-GENERAL K. W. EATHER, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 11 DIVISION (3) ON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRSTRIP. MR FORDE IS ON AN...

099697

111219

BALIKPAPAN, BORNEO, 4 JULY 1945. BRIGADIER K W EATHER, COMMANDER, 25 INFANTRY BRIGADE (3), POINTING OUT A JAPANESE STRONGHOLD TO MAJOR GENERAL E J MILFORD, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7 DIVISION (2) AND LIEUTENANT R M LYALL, AIDE DE CAMP TO MAJ-GEN MILFORD DURING A VISIT TO 2/31 INFANTRY BATTALION.

111219

068152

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. 1944-08-08. NX3 BRIGADIER K.W. EATHER, CBE., DSO., ED., OFFICER COMMANDING, 25TH INFANTRY BRIGADE (4) CHATTING WITH OFFICERS OF THE 2/25TH INFANTRY BATTALION, AT THE VICTORIA PARK ASSEMBLY AREA PRIOR TO THE MARCH THROUGH THE CITY STREETS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:-...

068152

065533

SYDNEY, NSW. 1944-04-14. HIS EXCELLENCY, LORD WAKEHURST, KCMG., GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES (1) TAKING THE SALUTE FROM MEMBERS OF THE 7TH DIVISION, DURING THE UNIT MARCH THROUGH THE CITY. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- NX148 BRIGADIER I.N. DOUGHERTY, DSO., COMMANDING 21ST INFANTRY BRIGADE (2); NX3...

065533

053744

ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1943-07-02. THOSE PRESENT AT A SPECIAL CONFERENCE AT THE 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS, ARE LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROW: NX112778 CAPTAIN (CAPT) A. LEWIS; SX1741 CAPT R. J. S. SEDDON; SX2997 CAPT P. H. G. GEDDES; NX51088 CAPT W. T. PRENTICE; NX12242 MAJOR (MAJ) O. D....

053744

Film

Capture of Lae

General interest shots of the capture of Lae, arrival of troops in the town and the damaged buildings. Identified personnel VX47819 Brigadier (Brig) Bernard Evans and NX3 Brig Kenneth William Eather shown studying maps. See also F01616 for Cinesound version.

F01862

Blamey inspects 2/33 Battalion

At 1030 hours 28 August 1943 General Sir Thomas Blamey, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED, Major General G.A. Vasey, CB, CBE, DSO, and Brigadier K.W. Eather, CBE, DSO, ED, inspected 2/33rd Australian Infantry Battalion parade held in the Port Moresby area. WX299 Lieutenant-Colonel T R W Cotton MC, CO 2/33rd...

F01935

2/5 Independent Company in New Guinea and Borneo / Mick Sheehan

Mick Sheehan's film record of his service with the 2/5 Independent Company (later 2/5 Cavalry Commando Squadron) in New Guinea and Bougainville. Shows VX56 Major Ian Kerr CO 2/5 Commando Squadron. Invasion of Balikpapan 1 July 1945. Invasion fleet and landing barges. Gunfire from warship. Shore...

F03422

European internees Rabual

This camp was located some 25 miles inside Japanese territory and contained mainly mission personnel including 12 Australian Catholic nuns, the rest being German, American, Dutch and Austrian. The visiting party was headed by Major General NX3 Kenneth William Eather CBE DSO ED, General Officer...

F07303

Occupation Rabaul

At 07.30 HMAS Manoora and SS Katoomba laden with troops and escorted by HMAS Vendetta and other RAN vessels, arrived in Simpson Harbour after a Japanese liaison party had been contacted. First troops to disembark and head inland were the 29/46th Australian Infantry Battalion. Throughout the day...

F07305

Rabaul Cemetery, Japanese build compound to hold war criminals

During the Japanese occupation of Rabaul, the European cemetery was used as a dump. Scenes show extensive damage and desecration of graves by Japanese troops. Japanese prisoners are seen constructing a compound to house war criminals while awaiting trial. Also arrival at Rabaul of 32 (VX63396)...

F07355

Chinese annual celebrations to commemorate 34th anniversary of the birth of the Chinese Republic

Chinese soldiers, captured in Nanking and Shanghai some seven years previously and held captive by the Japanese along with hundreds of Cantonese civilians until Australians occupied the area, celebrate China's National Day. Guest of Honour was NX3 Major General Kenneth William Eather CBE DSO ED,...

F07359

Commemoration service Rabaul

During May 1942, 800 Allied prisoners of war and internees embarked on the vessel Montevideo Maru at Rabaul for shipment to Japan; she was subsequently sunk en route. On 23 January 1946, four years after the landing of Japanese on Rabaul, a commemoration service was held at Vulcan Beach to honour...

F07419

Citation parade by Major General Eather

At 1100 hours 14 February 1946, the Pacific Islands Regiment (PIR) paraded at Vunacanau airstrip to honour five of their men who received decorations from NX3 Major General Kenneth William Eather CBE DSO ED, General Officer Commanding 11th Australian Division. The men in order of appearance:...

F07423

25th Brigade march past

General Officer Commanding 7th Australian Division, VX12014 Major General Edward James Milford DSO, inspects 2/33rd Battalion at Kairi, QLD. NX3 Brigadier Kenneth William Eather CBE DSO ED, stands in background.

F07127

British military mission in New Guinea

General Vasey GA CG CBE DSO; General J S Lethbridge CBE MC; Brigadier K W Eather CBE DSO ED; Lieutenant Colonel W T Robertson and party walk over rough log bridge across Faria River. Party having a cup of tea at YMCA. US transport carrier on Dumpu Drome.

F07067

HRH Duke of Gloucester visits 1 Australian Corps Troops

Governor General His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester inspection tour of the troops under the command of 1 Aust Corps in the Atherton Tablelands area. On the 12 February 1945 the Governor General proceeded from HQ 1 Aust. Corps on a tour of inspection of 13 Aust. Advanced Ordnance Depot at...

F07548

Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1901-07-06 Sydney, NSW.
Other 1919-06-30 Became second lieutenant in the cadets.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1923-05-31 Comissioned as a lieutenant in the 53rd Battalion.
Other units 1925-07-01 56th Battalion.
Date promoted 1926-02-23 Promoted to captain.
Date promoted 1928-11-21 Appointed major.
Date promoted 1933-07-01 Appointed lieutenant colonel and commanding officer 56th Battalion.
Other units 1937-08-01 Appointed commanding officer 3rd Battalion.
Other 1938-08-01 Transferred to Unattached List.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1939-10-13 - 1941-03-17 Commanding officer of 2/1st Battalion, 6th Division, 16th Brigade, AIF. Appointed with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Other 1940-02-13 Arrived in the Middle East.
Other 1940-11-19 - 1940-12-25 Attended senior officers course at Middle East Tactical School.
Date of honour or award 1941-03-07 Awarded Distinguished Service Order 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on BARDIA during the period from 2 Jan 41 to 5 Jan 41. He gallantly and successfully led his Bn. in a night attack on 2/3 Jan 41 captured all objectives and several thousands of prisoners. On 4 Jan 41 he continued to lead his Bn. with great daring and exploited the success of the first day and again captured several thousands of prisoners. On morning of 5 Jan 41 he again led his Bn. and completed the capture of the sector allotted to his Bn. in the NORTHERN sector of the BARDIA perimeter. During the whole period of the attack, Lt-Col Eather set a fine example of initiative which was an inspiration to his Bn., and his general bearing throughout brought forth the admiration of his men. His careful planning of the initial attack was a masterpiece that can well be followed by others, and contributed largely to the success of the whole battle. During the initial attack the Officer in charge of Bangalor torpedoes was wounded and it looked as if things might go wrong. Lt-Col EATHER was on the spot and his coolness, and advice restored confidence in the Sgt. in charge of the party. At mid-day 4 Jan 41 when the advance, in part of his sector appeared to have been held up, he moved forward to ascertain the reason. After a quick appreciation he picked up a rifle and with a L.M.G. detachment, moved forward to a suitable position, which he held thus restoring the confidence of his men, and brought the Coy. forward.'
Date of honour or award 1941-05-09 Mention in Despatches.
Other units 1941-06-18 - 1941-08-30 Administrative command of 16th Brigade.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1941-08-31 - 1941-12-27 Commanding officer of 2/1st Battalion, 6th Division, 16th Brigade, AIF.
Date promoted 1941-12-27 Promoted to field command of the 25th Brigade with the substantive rank of colonel and the temporary rank of brigadier.
Date returned to Australia 1942-03-10
Other 1942-09-09 Arrived in Morseby.
Date of honour or award 1943-01-11 Awarded United States Distinguished Service Cross 'For extraordinary heroism in action in New Guinea, during the Papuan campaign, July 23, 1942, to January 8, 1943. As Commander 25th Infantry Brigade, Australian Army, Brigadier Eather displayed extraordinary courage, marked efficiency and precise execution of operations during the Papuan campaign.'
Date returned to Australia 1943-03-20
Other 1943-07-20 Arrived in Morseby.
Other 1943-07-31 Eather was recommended by the governor-general 'for the award of "Commander of the Order of the British Empire" for gallant leadership, outstanding devotion to duty, sustained untiring effort and conspicuous skill and ability in the OWEN STNALEY RANGE, NEW GUINEA, CAMPAIGN during the period from 12 Sep 42 to to 29 Oct 42. Brigadier EATHER led his Brigade in the successful attack on IORABAIWA Ridge and the subsequent advance to ALOLA. During this advance his Bde was successful in several attacks on the enemy's strongly defended positions in the TEMPLETONS CROSSING area. Throughout this arduous campaign Brig EATHER set an example of tenacity and endurance which was an inspiration to all who came within his influence and he efficiently demonstrated that he was at all times in complete control of the situation which confronted him, proving himself a commander who at all times was able to display sound judgement, coolness and mental clarity which were conducive to excellent planning and quick decisions.'
Date of honour or award 1943-12-23 Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Date returned to Australia 1944-01-31
Date of honour or award 1944-05-31 Mention in Despatches.
Other 1944-06-23 - 1944-07-05 Attached Headquarters 7th Division.
Other 1945-06-06 Arrived Morotai, Dutch East Indies.
Date promoted 1945-07-26 Appointed major general, back dated to 26 July, and general officer commanding 11th Division.
Other 1945-08-01 Arrived in Lae, Papua New Guinea.
Other 1945-08-03 Arrived New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
Other 1946-03-28 Commanding officer of the Australian Victory March Contingent in London.
Date returned to Australia 1946-08-16
Date of discharge 1946-09-18 Transferred to the Reserve of Officers.
Date of honour or award 1947-04-11 Companion of the Order of the Bath. 'BRIGADIER KW EATHER commanded 25th Aust Inf Bde at the assault on BALIKPAPAN. Landing on 2 July he became responsible for the sector including the BALIKPAPAN-SMARINDA Road, to become the main axis of enemy strength. The enemy quickly recovered from his confusion caused by the preliminary bombardment and assault and formed strong rearguards supporte by artillery and determined to fight to the death to resist our further advance in this area. Brig. EATHER with his brigade trained and fit to a very high degree relentlessly forced the enemy back, inflicting heavy casualties, and permitting little time for the enemy to readjust his forces. Brig EATHER by his capacity to command, by his drive and by the skill with which he manoeuvred his brigades contributed in no small measure to the final defeat of the enemy at BALIKPAPAN.'
Date of death 1993-05-09 Sydney, NSW.