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Albert Charles Eather


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Serial No. N79466

Engineer Reinforcements


Albert Charles Eather - Information

Albert Charles Eather was born in Narrabri in 1887. He eventually moved to Campbelltown, where he met local girl Emily Elizabeth Sarah Rixon. Albert and Emily decided to get married, tying the knot on the 6th of May 1911 at St Peters in Campbelltown. They stayed in Campbelltown for a time, welcoming two sons into the world, William Charles in 1912 and Gordon Alfred born in 1914, after the war started. Albert relocated the family to the city, where he found work as a saddler.

Albert enlisted in the AIF in Sydney on the 9th of July 1917, aged 30. Training at the Showground Camp, he was then made a Sapper with the Engineer Reinforcements at the 2nd M & D Depot in Liverpool. However, on the 30th of August 1917, he was discharged at his wife's request. No doubt having young children, and worrying if her husband would return home, weighed heavily on Emily. Albert then returned home to his family in Annandale. During World War II, his two sons followed his example and enlisted in the army.