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Soldiers from Samoa WW1

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Re: Soldiers from Samoa WW1

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 1:46PM GMT
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Edited: 26 Aug 2013 1:47PM GMT
Robert Easthope,born about 1886, was the son of Robert Easthope the owner of the International Hotel, Apia.

Robert junior served as an engineer on troopships during WW1

In the Samoa Times of 28 Dec 1918 he is mentioned as being 2nd engineer on board the troopship "Virginian".
When he served on board the " Kansan" earlier, she was torpedoed. After the war he served on board the "Alaskan" as 2nd engineer.

According to the 1918 draft documents in the USA, he was born in NZ.His mother was Mrs Mary Easthope of Vauxhall St, Devonport, Auckland. His residence was New York.

By 1920 he was married to Laura B Easthope who had been born in Nova Scotia, Canada.

He applied to be naturalised as an American citizen.
No photo unfortunately.
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