Henry John Vaughan Percy DOVE

DOVE, Henry John Vaughan Percy

Service Number: 3135
Enlisted: 31 October 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, October 1889
Home Town: Longford, Northern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Cerebro Spinal Fever, Lucknow Isolation Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, 11 June 1917
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Row A, Grave No. 53
Memorials: Devonport Cenotaph, Penguin to the Great War
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World War 1 Service

31 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3135, 40th Infantry Battalion
10 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, 3135, 40th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
10 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, 3135, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland 

Died on this date – 11th June…… Henry John Vaughan Percy Dove was born in Sydney, New South Wales in 1889 to parents Henry John Percy Dove & Katherine B. Dove. An amendment was made to the records in 1908 to show the name as Henry J. V. Percy-Dove.

Henry John Vaughan Percy-Dove married Esther Jessie Naylor on 24th October, 1916 at Penguin, Tasmania.
On 31st October, 1916, Henry John Vaughan Percy Dove enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) as a 27 year old, married, Bank Clerk from Devonport, Tasmania.

Private Henry John Vaughan Percy Dove, Service number 3135, embarked from Adelaide, South Australia on HMAT Seang Bee (A48) on 10th February, 1917 with the 40th Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements & disembarked at Devonport, England on 2nd May, 1917. (Henry Dove’s brother-in-law – Private Frederick Alexander Naylor, 3150, also embarked the same day from Adelaide with 40th Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements.)
He was marched in to 10th Training Battalion at Durrington, Wiltshire, England on 2nd May, 1917 from Australia.

On 10th June, 1917 Private Dove was sent sick to Fargo Hospital, Wiltshire, England from 10th Training Battalion at Durrington, Wiltshire. He was transferred to Tidworth Military Hospital later the same day.
Private Henry John Vaughan Percy Dove died at 10.15 am on 11th June, 1917 at Lucknow Isolation Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England from Cerebro Spinal Fever.

He was buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery, England where 172 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located & has a Private Headstone.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)