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John H. Angwin

Private

1st Pioneer Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Deltoides
  • Planted By: E. Lacy
  • Plaque: 2239

Additional Info

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Biography

Born in Carlton, Victoria and a groom by trade, John Henry Angwin was 24 years and married when enlisted on the 17th of June 1915 in the 8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 2554, and was listed as killed in action on the 15th of October 1917 in Belgium. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS 'Makarini' on the 15th of September 1915. Taken on strength in the 8th Battalion on the 7th of December 1915. Transferred to 1st Pioneer Battalion on the 13th of March 1916. Admitted to hospital sick with Pyrexia, Influenza, Neurotic Disorder, ulcer leg and spine, sceptic sore foot. Killed in Action 15th of October 1917. Place of death or wounding Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium and age at death was 26 years. Place of burial Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 7), Ypres, Belgium. Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 171. Tree No.2239

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour