World War 11 Casualties
Eaves Sydney Roy
Born 24 Dec 1892 at Geeveston Tasmania the son of Edward Eaves and Elizabeth Thurley and was working as a labourer prior to enlistment, Pte Eaves embarked with the 18th Reinforcements from Sydney on HMAT Suevic on 11 November 1916. After being wounded on the Western Front he returned to Australia in 1919. Following the First World War, Eaves became an orchardist. On 20 November 1939 he enlisted in the Second AIF. Whilst serving with the Australian Army Service Corps, Camp Q Staff, Brighton, Tas, T255493 Pte (Driver) Eaves suffered a heart attack and died on 14 November 1945, aged 50.
He was cremated at Cornelian Bay Cemetery 15 Nov 1945
The Mercury 15 Nov 1945EAVES.-On November- 14, 1945 suddenly, at Brighton Camp Hospital, T255493 Dvr Si dney Roy Eaves, S and T, dearly beloved husband of Selina G. T. Eaves, and loving father of Nancie Max. Leslie, Gwenda, and Bruce of 2 Macquarie St., late of Surges Bay.
Photo courtesy Australian War Memorial
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