Lionel George TOWNSEND

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TOWNSEND, Lionel George

Service Number: 295
Enlisted: 19 August 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia, August 1889
Home Town: Ridgley, Burnie, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Battle Menin Rd, Ypres, Belgium, 19 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burnie War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 295, 12th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 295, 12th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 295, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
25 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 12th Infantry Battalion
26 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 12th Infantry Battalion
19 Sep 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 295, 12th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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