Jack Easterbrook

First Name: 
Jack
Last Name: 
Easterbrook
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, November 13, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
Australian Army Service Corps/ 2nd Light Horse Brigade Train
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, December 16, 1947
Details: 

Jack Easterbrook (Service No 1138) was born in Maitland, N.S.W. around 1874.

At enlistment Jack was 39 years old, a widower, worked as a miner, and lived at Thirroul, N.S.W.  Jack had served  4 years in the Militia.

Jack embarked from Sydney on HMAT A39 Port Macquarie with 2nd Light Horse Brigade Train on 21st December 1914.  It is unclear if he was sent to Gallipoli but he served in Egypt with Australian Army Service Corps and the Camel Transport Corps and was acting Company Sergeant Major while with the Camel Transport Corps.

Jack had a number of hospital admissions and was diagnosed with heart trouble and debility and was returned to Australia in March 1917. He was discharged medically unfit on 25th May 1917.

Jack died in 1947.

His service is commemorated on the Thirroul Woodward Park memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, EASTERBROOK J

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