Biography

Birth date: 23 December 1895
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Death date: 11 November 1979
Final rank: Group Captain
Service number: 24 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • No. 2 Service Flying Training Schools

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Dutch Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau

  • Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

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

  • Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

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DILI, PORTUGUESE TIMOR. 1946-01-26. GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES EATON RAAF (LEFT), NEWLY APPOINTED AUSTRALIAN CONSUL TO PORTUGUESE TIMOR, BEING GREETED BY THE GOVERNOR'S AIDE-DE-CAMP (ADC). GROUP CAPTAIN EATON ARRIVED AT DILI ABOARD HMS CAMPERDOWN. (PHOTOGRAPHER SGT K. B. DAVIS)

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DILI, PORTUGUESE TIMOR. 1946-01-26. GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES EATON RAAF (LEFT), NEWLY APPOINTED AUSTRALIAN CONSUL TO PORTUGUESE TIMOR, HIS SON CHARLES AND THE AIDE-DE-CAMP (ADC) OF THE PORTUGUESE GOVERNOR. GROUP CAPTAIN EATON HAD JUST BEEN GREETED AFTER DISEMBARKING FROM HMS CAMPERDOWN. (PHOTOGRAPHER...

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DILI, PORTUGUESE TIMOR. 1946-01-26. A ROYAL NAVY LIEUTENANT (LEFT) AND SUB LIEUTENANT (RIGHT) OF THE DESTROYER HMS CAMPERDOWN WHICH BROUGHT GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES EATON RAAF, AUSTRALIAN CONSUL, TO DILI. PHOTOGRAPHERS NOTE: " MAINLY TAKEN IN THE HOPE OF CATCHING A LIFT TO KOEPANG! (DIDN'T WORK !)"....

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A meeting of the United Nations Consular Commission with Dutch officials in Batavia (now Jakarta), Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia). The Commission was set up to report on observance of a ceasefire between Dutch and Indonesian Republican forces, and consisted of the consular representatives...

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Sedgeford, England. Lieutenant (Lt) Charles Eaton, Royal Flying Corps (RFC) at the controls of a Martinsyde Elephant Type G100 fighter aircraft. This aircraft was allocated the number B872 after it was rebuilt by No 1 Southern Aircraft Repair Depot, South Farnborough and allocated to 110 Squadron...

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Three of the first four Australian peacekeepers stand in front of an aircraft with Charles Eaton, the then Acting Australian Consul-General in Batavia (now Jakarta), Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia). The Australians were the first to arrive of a group of military observers requested by the...

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P03531.001

Sukarno, future President of Indonesia, talking to Charles Eaton, the acting Australian Consul-General.

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Timeline

Date of birth 1895-12-23
Date of discharge 1945-12-31
Date of death 1979-11-11