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Captain, 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

Died 26th September 1916, age 27.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Former member of The Tech (course of study unknown).


 

Eustace was born on 5th July 1889 at Clitheroe, Lancashire to Arthur, a cotton manufacturer, and Susan Margaret Longworth, their only son. He was educated at Shrewsbury School, Mostyn House School, Parkgate, Cheshire and King’s College, Cambridge (1908-1911). He was a founding member of Whalley Golf Club in 1912.

On the outbreak of war Eustace enlisted for officer cadet training with the University and Public Schools Battalion and was commissioned in a reserve battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers in October 1914. Two months later he was promoted to Lieutenant. In August 1915 he went to Gallipoli and was placed in command of a company of 9th Battalion. In September that year he became a captain.  Following the evacuation from Gallipoli and some time at rest and training in Egypt his unit was moved to France. He was commanding “Z” Company in an attack on the Thiepval Ridge on 26th September 1916. They reached their first objective at about 12:50pm, dealt with many enemy using bomb and bayonet and were advancing to their second objective when Eustace was killed.

Eustace left effects worth £2,619 16s 9d to his father.