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Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 7 years, 4 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Lieut Roger Eastwood, courtesy of Geoff Haynes. Great

Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950


Eastwood R  Cpl   412    Roger               7 Inf Bn    19    Clerk    Single    C of E        

Address:    Newmarket, Eltham St, 11    

Next of Kin:    Eastwood, E A, Mrs, 11 Eltham St, Newmarket    

Enlisted:    17 Aug 1914        

Embarked:     A20 Hororata 19 Oct 1914    

Prior service: Senior cadets - 2 years; 58 Inf Regt - 15 months


Relatives on Active Service:

Eastwood-F-Sapper-3639  brother


Mentioned in Correspondence:

Elliott to Henderson on "Our Soldiers", EG 29 April 1915

Great War Forum - discussion about Eastwood's service with the 1st Essex Regiment.


Roger resigned from the AIF to take up a commission with the British Army, as a Lieutenant in the First Essex Regiment, according to a letter on his AIF filed dated 24 July 1917.   An early notation on his file says that he "refused promotion at Broadmeadows to remain with his old friends, 58 Essendon Rifles".  Discharged 5 April 1915 in Egypt.


Granted Temporary Commission in Imperial Army on 19 April 1915. Later served in Gallipoli and France.


Royal Auto Club Aviators' Certificates:

EASTWOOD, Roger.  "Norwich", Eltham Street, Newmarket, Melbourne, Australia.

Born: 2nd March 1895 at Melbourne

Nationality: British

Rank, Regiment, Profession:  Lieut (1st Essex Regiment)

Certificate take on:  Maurice Farman Biplane,

At:  Military School, Ruislip.

Date:  18th November, 1917


British Army WW1 Medal Rolls


Corps:  7 Bn, AIF                 Rank:  Corpl                      Regimental No:   412

            1st Essex Rgt                     2/ Lieut

             Ry's Traffic Estabt.

             TRO, AGG                         Staff Lieut + Capt.

Theatre of War first served in:  Egypt,

Date of entry therein:              Dec 1914

Address:  c/o Commercial Bank of Australia, Collins St, Melbourne, Australia


Above information courtesy of Geoff Haynes.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Flemington State School

Patriotic Concert 1914

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Regimental Register

“Send off to the Essendon Boys”

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