Thomas Samuel Eastabrook

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Thomas Samuel Eastabrook. Stoker 5176, H.M.A.S. Brisbane, Royal Australian Navy.
He was born on the 19th February 1880 at Devonport, Devon to Sam Ebeneezer and Eliza Eastabrook.
1881 with his parents and siblings at 40 Cannon Street, Stoke Damerel.
1891 with his married mother and siblings at 19 Barrington Street, Parish of Charles, Devon
1906 he married Esther Kathleen Drake in Cardiff Glamorgan, South Wales
1911 she was residing with her children at 124 Toronto Road, Buckland, Portsmouth
19 October 1911 he joined the Royal Navy for the same years he was on board as Stoker on HMS Speedwell, moored at Sidmouth, Devon.
He was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy for three years from the 1st July 1912.
Notes from his Australian service record.
Ships he served on in the Australian Royal Navy.
HMAS Encounter as Acting Leading Stoker from 01 July 1917 to 01 March 1914.
Same ship as Stoker from 02 March 1914 to 30 September 1916.
HMAS Penguin 01 October 1916 to 30 October 1916.
HMAS Brisbane from 31 October 1916 to his death 24 February 1917 in Malta.
He died at 03. 45 a.m. in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital Malta 24th February 1917 aged 27 of multiple injuries as the result of a fall.

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