Seymour William Augustus PEAD


PEAD, Seymour William Augustus

Service Number: 496
Enlisted: 8 March 1915, Guildford, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geraldton, Western Australia, 1880
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: State School, Western Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Died of wounds - shell wound to the back, At sea on board HS Guildford Castle, 22 September 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea. Rev. S.W. Wallace officiated Panel 68
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 496, 28th Infantry Battalion, Guildford, Western Australia
24 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 28th Infantry Battalion, In the field
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 496, 28th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Sergeant, SN 496, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
20 Sep 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 496, 28th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shell wound to the back and invalided to Alexandria on 21 September 1915 on board HS Guildford Castle but died at sea

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Enlisted and served as Seymour William Pead

Marital status at the time of enlistment was given as Widower

Son of Ellen Pead of 118 Broome Street, Perth, WA

Medals:1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Roll of Honour Circular makes mention of his being a member of the second expedition led by A.W. Canning to equip the Canning Stock Route, WA in 1908-1910