William George BAWDEN

Badge Number: S8444, Sub Branch: Glenelg

BAWDEN, William George

Service Number: 2926
Enlisted: 23 December 1915, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Staff Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Kadina, South Australia, 21 April 1895
Home Town: Kadina, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Teacher
Died: Moree, New South Wales, Australia, 1958, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Ceduna Denial Bay and Districts WW1 Roll of Honor, Ceduna Murat Bay and District WW1 Honor Roll, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2926, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
24 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 2926, 9th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: RMS Mooltan embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
24 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 2926, 9th Light Horse Regiment, RMS Mooltan, Adelaide
1 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, 2926, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Gunshot wound to the left shoulder and a horse bite
11 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, 9th Light Horse Regiment
17 Nov 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, 2926, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Shell shock
11 Nov 1918: Involvement 2926
21 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, 2926, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Discharged at the 4th Military District
Date unknown: Wounded 2926, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Residential address at the time of enlistment was Rundle Street, Adelaide, SA

Son of Thomas Rickard Bawden and Ellen Bawden nee Lee of Kadina, SA.

Brother of Minnien Bawden, Henry Arthur Bawden, Thomas Rickard Bawden MM who returned to Australia on 10 December 1918 having served with the 11th Field Ambulance, Margaret Ellen Bawden, Joseph Lee Bawden and Clarence Maxwell Bawden

On 22 January 1920 William married Gertrude Lena Mugge in the Methodist Church, Blyth, SA

Commenced return to Australia on 5 March 1919 aboard HT Port Sydney

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal