Patrick Thomas PYNE


PYNE, Patrick Thomas

Service Number: 973
Enlisted: 2 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wellington, South Australia, Australia, 25 June 1895
Home Town: Strathalbyn, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College, Adelaide
Occupation: Postal Assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
SP. Mem. 7, Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Strathalbyn District Roll of Honor WW1, Strathalbyn RSL Hall Honour Board, Strathalbyn War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 973, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 973, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 973, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Pte. Patrick Thomas Pyne, who has been killed in action at Gallipoli, was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pyne, of Strathalbyn. The deceased, who was a member of the post office staff at Strathalbyn, and in his twentieth year, was among the first to answer the call of his country. He participated with the "gallant 10th" in the memorable landing at Gallipoli, and though previously reported as missing, has since been gazetted killed in action. Of a bright and cheery nature, and an active participant in all sports and social functions, he was popular among a wide circle of friends. His elder brother is also serving with the colours, and is at present quartered in Egypt. Perhaps the best eulogy of this young soldier is contained in the words of Capt. Sexton, his commander, who has since been invalided home:—

"I knew him well. He was a fine young fellow, a great shot, and the posses- sion of a record of which any soldier might be proud.'' - from the Adelaide Observer 21 Aug 1915 (