West Country (excl.Devon)
South East England
Rest of British Isles
Australia and New Zealand
Life Event Registration
Welcome to Easterbrook Genealogy, the family history site for the Easterbrook family name and its variants from its roots in Devon to worldwide.
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Remembrance Day 2023
It is the policy of this site to pick one individual to represent all those who lost their lives to conflict
Flying Officer Sidney Dalton Easterbrook (411302) of the Royal Australian Air Force, son of Joseph Phillip and Florence Mary Easterbrook; husband of Joan Daphne Easterbrook, of Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
This is a reminder that not all deaths in action are caused by enemy action, sometimes they are just tragic accidents. On Sunday 19th November 1944 86 Squadron "Liberator" BZ943 took off from Coastal Command Leigh captained by Flt Lt GG Gates, RAF. While carrying out a homing exercise crashed at sea just before midnight and caught fire. On board were 10 airmen including Flying Officer Sidney Dalton Easterbrook. The bodies of one of the RAF crew Pilot Officer John Arthur and of RAAF FO Easterbrook were recovered. Sidney is buried at Bellie Burial Ground, Moray, Scotland and John Arthur in Liverpool Anfield Cemetery. The remainder of the crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey. No. 86 Squadron was a unit of the Royal Air Force. Attached to Coastal Command the unit flew reconnaissance and air-sea rescue missions, anti-shipping strikes, and anti-submarine patrols. 86 Squadron was a successful anti-submarine unit, accounting for fourteen U-boats destroyed.
On the left is the Liberator aircraft. On the right some unidentified airmen of Coastal Command.
Easterbrook Name examines the Easterbrook name, its variants, and lists all the families for which I have information. These families are then examined in further detail organised geographically: Devon, the rest of the West Country, the South East including London, and the rest of the British Isles, representing the distribution of the Easterbrook families as they migrated away from origins in Devon.
Many families emigrated and there are records of Easterbrook families in Europe, Africa, USA, Canada, the rest of The Americas, Asia, and Australasia.
Some families related to an Easterbrook by marriage are covered in the Other Surnames section.
The Ancestor section is a collection of Ancestor Trees for families that are being researched.
Resources is the background genealogy information to my research. Additional resources are Monumental Inscriptions (including war dead), Life Event Registration (often referred to as Vital Records), Document Transcriptions and Census Transcriptions.
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Confidentiality and Privacy
The family trees on these pages are intentionally incomplete into the second half of the 20th century. To comply with various privacy laws, including the EU and UK Data Protection Laws, certain information relating to living individuals is excluded or obscured. As a general guide, information concerning living individuals already in the public domain may be shown but that obtained privately is not, and events prior to 1940 are considered historical and therefore are not subject to privacy concerns.
You are probably here because you are tracing your family history. The authors and researchers that contribute to this site assume that you are aware that genealogy is an activity that may reveal things about your family that are shocking, unexpected, embarrassing, or you would rather you hadn't found out, and therefore take no responsibility for any unpleasant facts you discover here. Almost everyone tracing their family tree will experience strong emotions with some of the facts he or she uncovers and almost every family has its skeletons so don't expect your family to be any different. If you are in any doubt, do not continue further into this site.
Some terminology and behaviours in common use in the past are now considered offensive, insensitive, or politically incorrect. When describing historical events or transcribing documents I have not attempted to convert to 21st century norms. Where a place has changed name over time, I have used the name in use at the time of the event.. There have been great injustices in the past both by and to our ancestors — when we record those events we are reminded not only how far we have come, but also how far we still need to go to before we can truely call them historical. There is no intent to offend, just to be historically factual and correct.
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