Hawthorn Richard PYPER

Badge Number: 53762 / 13356
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PYPER, Hawthorn Richard

Service Number: 2430
Enlisted: 24 March 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Windsor Middlesex England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Heidelberg Victoria, Australia, 24 May 1951, cause of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Burwood General Cemetery, Victoria, Australia
Church of England 10, Grave 231
Memorials: Booleroo Centre WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
23 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 2430, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
23 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 2430, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Raid on Celtic Wood 

Another of the 19 unwounded men who took part in the raid was 2430 Private Hawthorn Richard Pyper. After recovering from wounds, he sustained in late September he rejoined the 10th Battalion on 3 October and came up with the reinforcements the night before raid.

In Lieutenant Scott’s Red Cross File is a statement in which Private Pyper of 12 Platoon C Company told the interviewing officer they went out to Celtic Wood at 5.30 a.m., in daylight. ‘I was in front of Mr. Scott when he was killed.’

Pyper was wounded in 1918, and returned to Australia in December that year.