Eric Finnbarr Eastlake (1922-1943)

Eric Finnbarr Eastlake b 1922 IWM

Leading Aircraftman Eric Finnbarr Eastlake was born in 1922 in Islington, London, Middlesex, the son of Frederick Eastlake and his wife Annie Teresa Collins. Eric’s father had served in the British Army from 1907 to 1919, reaching the rank of Sergeant and including service in France. Eric joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Eric died 4 May 1943 at No.44 Air School of the Empire Training Scheme in South Africa. He is buried in Grahamstown New Cemetery, Eastern Cape and commemorated in the Islington Book of Remembrance, service number 1324847.

‘Islington Book of Remembrance’, Islington,, [accessed 24 Jun 2016].

Image Citation:
‘British Commonwealth Joint Air Training Plan’, Jan 1943, Imperial War Museums, © IWM (TR 1272),, [accessed 24 Jun 2016].