Albert William Eastland (1872-1950)                                                       

Grandfather of Patricia Dorothy Eastland - Generation 3.

                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Father: George Eastland:

Birth: 1833, Fonthill, Newick, Sussex.

Marriage: 1855, Lewes, east Sussex (George was 22 years old).

Occupation: Corn miller.

Death: 5 February 1902, Charlesfield Road, Horley, Reigate, Surrey (George was 69 years old).

Cause of death: Fibroid pthisis (tuberculosis) and heart disease.

As a corn miller with eleven children to provide for, Albert's father is unlikely to have achieved much more than a subsistence lifestyle for his family. Crippling poverty might explain why five of his children were lost in infancy.

 

Mother: Harriet Botting:

Birth: 1834, Newick, Sussex.

Death: 6 June 1875, Blackborough Mill, Reigate, Surrey (Harriet was 41 years old).

Cause of death: Puerperal peritonitis exhaustion (child-bed fever).

After being almost continuously pregnant for 18 years, Harriet died 5 days after the birth of her eleventh child.

 

Birth: 30 June 1872, Blackborough Mill Cottages, Reigate, Surrey.

Albert was the ninth of eleven children born to his parents. He and his siblings were raised in Reigate, Surrey, a town located at the foot of the North Downs 31 miles (50 kilometers) south of London. Following the untimely death of his mother, Albert was raised by his father's second wife Fanny Eliza Peacock.

 

Marriage: 16 January 1893, Parish Church, All Saints, Witley, Godalming, Guildford, Surrey (Albert was 20 years old).

 

Spouse: Kate Ann Mullard:

Birth: 18 June 1872, Grocer's Shop, 59, Sweetwater Lane, Witley, Godalming, Guildford, Surrey.

Death: 26 June 1951, 82, Ernest Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Kate was 79 years old).

 

Probate: EASTLAND, Kate, of 82, Ernest Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, widow, died 26 June 1951. Probate Winchester, 2 August 1951, to Albert Eastland cycle repairer and Derek James Taplis milk roundsman. Effects £1,326 11s 0d (£35,472 today).

 

Children: Charles William Eastland:

Birth: 28 May 1893, Grocer's Shop, 59, Sweetwater Lane, Witley, Godalming, Guildford, Surrey.

Death: 27 May 1963, St. Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Charles was 69 years old).

 

Probate: EASTLAND, Charles William, of 8, Wymering Road, North End, Portsmouth, died 27 May 1963, St. Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth. Probate Winchester, 15 August 1963, to Albert George Eastland carpenter and Charles Edward Eastland skilled labourer. Effects £1,989 6s 0d (£34,525 today).

 

During World War I (1914-1918), Charles served with the 3rd Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Service number: 35295) and 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Service number: 41344). He enlisted in March 1917, and on completion of his basic training was mobilised in the same year to France, where he fought at Arras and the Somme. He was wounded and taken prisoner during the offensive of 1918. He was repatriated after the Armistice on 11 November 1918, and was demobilised in September 1919. He held the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

 

Albert Eastland:

Birth: 8 October 1896, 32, George Street, Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Death: 1978, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Albert was 82 years old).

During World War I (1914-1918), Albert served with the 1st and 2nd Battalions Hampshire Regiment (Service number: 25537). He enlisted on 3 December 1915, and completed his basic training before mobilisation to France on 10 February 1916. Following a shrapnel wound to his left shoulder in September 1917, he was discharged as 'no longer physically fit for war service' on 8 Mar 1918. He suffered from a depressed wound to the rear of his shoulder which limited the movement of his shoulder joint, and caused muscle wasting of his upper forearm and a loss of gripping power in his left hand. He held the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the Silver War Badge.

 

Percy Eastland:

Birth: 26 February 1898, 32, George Street, Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Death: 21 October 1970, Lime Kiln Lane Estate, Caravan Park, New Forest, Hampshire (Percy was 72 years old).

During World War I (1914-1918), Percy served with the 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment (Service number: 15128). He enlisted on 16 July 1915, and completed his basic training before mobilisation to France in February 1916. Following the loss of his left leg on 28 March 1918, he was discharged as 'no longer physically fit for war service' on 1 February 1919. He held the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the Silver War Badge.

 

Mabel Olive Eastland:

Birth: 7 October 1907, 32, George Street, Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Death: 12 October 2001, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Olive was 94 years old).

During World War II (1939-1945), Mabel's husband Percy John Bower, a Chief Stoker Petty Officer, Royal Navy, was drowned after his ship H.M.S. 'Glasgow', was torpedoed in Alexandria Harbour, Egypt, on 20 December 1940. Her five children aged between 3 and 14 years were left to grow up without their father.

 

Occupations: Millwright (1886-1892), Armourer Petty Officer 2nd class (1892-1919) and Royal Navy pensioner/gun smith (1919-1950).

At the outbreak of World War I (1914-1918), Albert was mobilised after 22 years earlier service in the Royal Navy. From August 1914 until November 1918, he rendered valuable services on H.M.S. 'Benbow' and H.M.S. 'Eaglet' in the North Sea, and took an active part in the Battle of Jutland. After the Armistice on 11 November 1918 (at the age of 45 years), he was engaged on home service until his demobilisation on 7 October 1919. Due to his significant Naval experience, after the Battle of Jutland (31 May to 1 June 1916) he was posted to H.M.S. 'Eaglet’ as a shore based instructor for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He held the 1914-15 Star, the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and Long Service and Good Conduct Medals.

 

Death: 1950, 82, Ernest Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire (Albert was 78 years old).

 

Cause of death: Unknown.

 

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