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Earle, Eugene Schuyler (1895–1916)

Eugene Schuyler Earle, n.d. photographer unknown

Eugene Schuyler Earle, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Eugene Schuyler Earle was born on 8th April, 1895, at Armidale, New South Wales, and was the son of Mr. Albert Berry Earle and Mrs. Flora M. Earle. He was educated at the Armidale District School, and entered the service of the Bank at Armidale on 28th October, 1913. Before enlisting he had spent some time as instructor with the 33rd Battalion in the Armidale Camp, and eventually enlisted in that unit on 7th April, 1916, and received his promotion to the rank of sergeant.

On 2nd December of the same year he was posting his men and instructing observers in front of Armentieres, when he was killed instantaneously by the bullet of an enemy sniper.

Lieutenant-Colonel L. J. Morshead, writing afterwards to Mrs. Earle, stated that her son, Sergeant Earle, was "fearless, reliable, honest, hardworking and conscientious, he was loved by his men and respected by all. In his quiet gentlemanly way he had the confidence of both his men and officers, and I had him on my list for a commission.”

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'Earle, Eugene Schuyler (1895–1916)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/earle-eugene-schuyler-19829/text31078, accessed 28 October 2020.

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Eugene Schuyler Earle, n.d. photographer unknown

Eugene Schuyler Earle, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour