Arthur EATON

Name: Arthur Eaton

Date of Birth: 8 June 1885 – on birth extract, 12 June 1885 (according to enrolment details on War Record)

Birth Location: Lal Lal near Ballarat, Victoria

Also Known As:

Age at Burial:  61 years

Date of Death: 12 May 1946

Death Location: At his residence

Date of Burial: 14 May 1946

Denomination: Anglican

Row/Grave: Unknown

Grave Transcription:

Father: Benjamin Eaton born 1850, England.   Arrived with parents on the ship “Lady Milton” 15 July 1857 to Melbourne, Australia.  Died 1892, Victoria, Australia

Mother: Martha Spanswick, born 1855 in Geelong, Victoria, Died 1906 Barkstead, Victoria

Grandparents (father):

Grandparents (mother): William Spanswick and Eliza Choules


William Charles Eaton born 1871 in Timor, Victoria – died in rock fall at work – 28.4.1927 buried Ballarat

Mary Elizabeth Eaton born 1873 in Mt Doran, Victoria

Martha Jane Eaton, born 1876 in Lal Lal, Victoria. Died 1880

Benjamin Eaton, Born 1877, in Clarendon, Victoria

Charles Eaton, born 1879, in Clarendon, Victoria.  Died 15.3.1939 buried Ballarat

Martha Eaton, born 1881, in Lal Lal, Victoria

Lydia Eaton, born 1883 in Lal Lal , Victoria. Died 1888

Spouse: Kathleen Rachael Bartlett – born 4 Feb 1897, Cookernup, Western Australia –Daughter of Walter Albert Bartlett and Madeline Matilda Jackson. Married 22 April 1915, Goomalling, Western Australia.  Died 1985, Busselton, Western Australia, buried at Busselton Cemetery.


Phyllis Irene Eaton – married Allan Waters in 1934

Dulce Mary Eaton – married John Robert Schumann in 1941

Beverley Arthur Eaton – married Eugene Margaret Dodd in 1943

Edna Marjorie Eaton – married Kenneth George Babb in 1948

Maurice Albert Eaton – married Patricia Yvonne Piggott in 1949

Occupation: Farmer

Military Service: Service Number: W70528

National Archives of Australia – War Record


Their Story

The West Australian Newspaper – Death Notice – May 13th 1946

EATON ARTHUR – On May 12th 1946, suddenly at his residence, Capel, dearly beloved husband of Kathleen, loving father of Phyllis (Mrs A. Waters of Muchea), Dulcie (Mrs D. Schumann, U.S.A), Beverley, Marjorie and Maurice, father in law of Allan, Robert and Eugene, grandfather of 10 grandchildren.

EATON – The friends of the late Mr.  Arthur Eaton, of Capel are respectfully informed that his remains will be interred of the Church of England portion of the Capel Cemetery at 11.15 o’clock TOMORROW (Tuesday) MORNING.  The Cortege is appointed to leave St. John’s Church, Capel after a Service commencing at 10.45 a.m.  William Brittain and Son, Funeral Directors, Spencer St, Bunbury.

The West Australian Newspaper – Family Notice – May 17th 1946

MRS EATON, Sons and Daughters of Capel, desire to THANK all kind friends and relatives for telegrams, letters and cards, floral tributes and personal expressions of sympathy during their recent sad bereavement. Especially they wish to thank Mr K. Farley, Mrs Nybo, Mr and Mrs W. Scott, Mr Smilie and Mr and Mrs Gould. Will all kindly accept this as an sincere expression of gratitude.




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