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Name: Hazel Alberta Eaton Rank: Second Lieutenant Service Number: N-756063 Service: 81st General Hospital, US Army Women’s Nurse Corps Date of Birth: February 13, 1904 Place of Birth: Granville Ferry, Annapolis Co., NS Date of Enlistment: Unknown Place of Enlistment: New York Address at Enlistment: New York Age at Enlistment: Unknown Height: 5 feet, 4 inches Complexion: Fair Hair color: Brown Eyes color: Brown Occupation: Registered Nurse Marital Status: Single Date of Death: September 21, 1944 Age: 40 Cemetery: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Grave: Plot D, Row 3, Grave 36 Hazel Alberta Eaton was the daughter of Arthur St. Clair Eaton (1880-1951) and May Alberta (Buckler) Eaton (1875-1962). Hazel had three brothers, two that died young, Rupert Edmund Eaton (1907-1910) and Wilfred ‘Donald Eaton (1909-1910), and older brother Harold St. Clair Eaton (1906–1977). Hazel moved to the US in 1927 travelling on the SS Prince George from Yarmouth, NS, to Boston, Mass. She became a US citizen October 11, 1933. The 81st General Hospital was set up in Great Malvern in Worcestershire, in the West of England. Second Lieutenant Hazel Alberta Eaton died in Cardiff in Wales and was interred at the Cambridge American Cemetery in England. The Cambridge American Cemetery sits on a quiet hillside outside the ancient university town of Cambridge. This is the only military cemetery in the UK that commemorates American service members who died in WWII. Graves fan out across the lawn in sweeping curves. The mosaic on the ceiling of the memorial building depicts the flight out ghostly aircraft joined by mourning angels flying into eternity. The Walls of the Missing list over 5000 names. Hazel is also memorialised a headstone with her uncle Sapper Stewart Bertram Eaton at the Stoney Beach Cemetery in Granville Beach, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia. Stewart Eaton was killed October 12, 1915, while serving with the 1st (North Midland) Field Company of the Royal Engineers of the British Army. He is interred in the Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery.
Hazel Alberta Eaton
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