Samuel Albert Eastment

Surname: Eastment
Other names: Samuel Albert
Other people in this story:
Albert William Eastment
Susanna Feaver Eastment (nee White)
Nellie Kathleen White
Locations in this story:
Bruton, Somerset
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Heytesbury, Wiltshire
Wincanton, Somerset
Cricklade, Wiltshire
Croydon, Greater London

Samuel Albert Eastment was born in Bruton, Somerset, on 1 Sep 1888 and baptised nearby on 10 Mar 1889 the son of Albert William Eastment and Susanna Feaver Eastment (nee White).  He lived his early life in various locations including Rushmore. Berwick St. John, Wiltshire.   By 1911 he was employed as a Dairyman at West Hill, Heytesbury, Wiltshire, where had had been classified as a Class W Reservist (i.e. on essential work in the civilian sector) thus he was not enlisted until 25 Jun 1918 and joined the 4th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 2626).  He was quickly transferred to the 5th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment (Service No. 66735).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 31 Mar 1920 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He had married Nellie Kathleen White in the Wincanton, Somerset, area during 1919.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Marston Hill Cottages, Cricklade, Wiltshire, working as a Dairyman.  His death was recorded in Croydon, Greater London, during 1969.


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