Donald Alexander Eatts
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||18 Feb 1912|
|Place of Birth||Roleystone, Western Australia|
|Death||29 Nov 1979, aged 67|
|Place of Death||Gosnells, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||30 years, 3 months|
5'8½" (1.74m) tall ; 155lbs|
70.307 kg; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; fair hair
|Address||Roleystone, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Frances May Eatts|
|Date of Enlistment||28 Jun 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
On 1 Dec 1939 Donald married Frances May Kingsbury (1915 - 1997). Frances died on 15 Dec 1997 aged 82 in Pinjarra.
Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1937 at Railway avenue, Kelmscott; 1943 at Roleystone, axeman.
Original enlistment in the Volunteer Defence Corps occurred on 18 Jul 1942 in Port Hedland where Don was allocated to the 11th (North West) VDC Battalion. On 13 Nov 1942 Don was transferred to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion from which he was discharged on 18 Dec 1944 at his own request. Medical classification was B1 due to previous leg injury and nervous breakdown in 1936.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1977 at 74 Evelyn street, Gosnells, haulage contractor.
Some military records have dropped the letter s from the surname. Various records use one of three spellings, Eatts, Eatt, and Eat. Appears to be the brother of Gordon James Eatts, and legal name is most probably Eatts.