1252. Major General Kenneth W Eather, CB, CBE, DSO
MELBOURNE, Monday.-Brigadier K. W. Eather, one of the best-known commanders in the A.I.F., has been promoted Major-General. Major-General Eather is a Sydney man. He enlisted soon after the out- break of war, and has the low Army number, NX3.
In New Guinea he led his men across the Owen Stanleys, and at Gona and Sanananda, but it was as Commanding Officer of the 25th Brigade, Seventh Division, in the Markham Valley-Lae campaign that he won greatest distinction. Troops of the Ninth Division were coming towards Lae from one side and the Seventh Division men from the other. Rivalry was keen. Brigadier Eather pushed his men so rapidly down the Markham Valley that they dubbed him "Phar Lap." The Seventh won the race by two hours, but the Ninth was not at first aware of the fact, and entered the town looking for Japanese. They found Brigadier Eather in his jeep ready to welcome them.
Source: The SMH 14 Aug 1945
2240. Kenneth William Eather
General's Son Killed
SYDNEY, Oct. 4. — Kenneth William Eather, 23, single, of Rooty Hill, was killed instantly today when a motor cycle he was riding and a car collided on the Western Highway. 10 miles east of Bathurst He was the son of Lt-Gen. K. W. Eather.
Source: The Advertiser 5 Oct 1953
2243. Edward Charles Eather