John Sinclair (Jack) ANGUS

ANGUS, John Sinclair

Service Number: 516
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Forbes, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Newmarket, Victoria
Schooling: Kensington State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 28, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 516, Enlisted at Melbourne
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 516, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 516, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 516, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Posted as missing in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Fate indeterminate for some considerable time. Quarter-Master, Camp, Zeitoun, Egypt, wrote to Mr G. Angus: 'I have pleasure in informing you that according to latest records Pte J.S. Angus ... is not yet dead, and therefore effects as per our advice to you dated 16 November are held back.'

Court of Enquiry, 13 May 1915, pronounces fate as 'Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915'.


Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Catherine Angus of Newmarket, Victoria

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

Also served in the Senior Cadets and the Australian Field Artillery