Edward Laurence ANGOVE

ANGOVE, Edward Laurence

Service Number: 8848
Enlisted: 4 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mildenhall, England, 15 June 1884
Home Town: Brighton, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Tea Tree Gully Public School
Occupation: Vigneron
Died: Killed In Action (Shell), France, 23 August 1918, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Plot: VII (7); Row A; Grave 10.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4), North Adelaide Christ Church Roll of Honour, North Adelaide Christ Church Honour Board, Tea Tree Gully War Memorial Arch Gates
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World War 1 Service

4 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 8848, Adelaide, South Australia
1 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
23 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days",

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Biography contributed by Perl Tang

Edward Laurence Angove was an exceptional man. He was born on the 15th of June 1884, to Doctor William Thomas Angove and Emma Carlyon Angove. Edward was the fourth child of the Angove family and was the second oldest son. Once he was born, he was welcomed and nurtured in a family of six. Until Angove was two years of age, he lived in his birth country, Mildenhall, Suffolk, England before migrating to Adelaide, Australia with his family in 1886. The large family had settled down in a house in Tea Tree Gully, South Australia. A few years later, by 1890, the Angove family had grown immensely as he had a total of seven siblings; three older siblings and four younger siblings, Thomas, Hester Scudamore, Lucy, Leonard Michael, Harold, Mary, and Henrietta Marjorie Angove. However, on the 20th of April 1889, one of Angove’s younger brother, Harold, had passed away for an unknown reason less than six months after being born on the 13th of November 1888. This had brought great despair to their family.

After their arrival in Australia, Doctor Angove, Edward's father, had started a winemaking business, to financially support their large family. This allowed Edward Angove to receive an education at Tea Tree Gully Public School. Years after beginning the winemaking business, Doctor Angove, had unfortunately passed away, leaving the business in the hands of Edward and his oldest brother, Thomas. Thus, Angove worked as a vigneron before enlisting in the military. On the 25th of January 1913, a few months after turning 28, he got married to Dorothy Cotgrave Angove, who was 26 years old at the time. A year into their marriage, Edward and his wife had a son, Peter Clare Angove, on the 10th of February 1914. They had another son, Roger Clare Angove a year later on the 27th of March 1915.

On the 14th of March 1916, Edward Angove enlisted for service in the AIF in Adelaide, South Australia at the age of 31. He was accepted on the 18th of that same month and was appointed to the 23rd Reinforcements, 10th Battalion. During Edward’s time in the military, he was sent to many places. He received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in September after serving as a Sergeant in training units in the Non-Commissioned Officer School (NCO) that he was sent to. On the 16th of December 1916, Angove embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide aboard the transport ship HMAT A35 Berrima and disembarked into Devonport, England on the 16th of February 1917. Although, five days after arriving in England, on the 21st of February, he fell ill and was admitted to Fargo Military Hospital. It was then found that Angove was suffering from rheumatism. Once he was fully recovered, he returned to duty less than two months later on the 3rd of April 1917. Angove was then transferred to France in July 1917 after attending a training school. In the timespan of five months after transferring to France in July, Angove was sent to two military schools, went on leave twice, and re-joined the 10th Battalion.

Less than a month after re-joining, the 10th Battalion was involved in a heavy battle halting the German Spring Offensive near Amiens in March and April of 1918. Angove took part in the battalion's capture of Merris in July 1918, after his leave in June. The German army had driven back as far as eight miles on the first day due to the August Offensive, which the 10th Battalion had taken part of a little over a week later. On the 23rd of August 1918, the 10th Battalion was involved in an attack on Luc Wood, near Bray-sur-Somme (the Battle of Albert). The 10th Battalion was sent to protect the left flank of the attack, even though they were reserved for the 1st Battalion. The area which the unit was protecting had come under heavy artillery fire. Establishing their new positions, the battalion prepared for its next move. Although the unexpected had happened and Lieutenant Angove, standing outside a dugout was hit in the neck by shrapnel from a shell burst and killed instantly. Edward Angove had passed away on the 23rd of August 1918. Chaplain the Reverand S A Beveridge buried Edward at Morcourt a day later.

After the war had ended, Edward Angove’s remains had been found, exhumed and reburied on the 13th of March 1920, a little less than two years after his death. Dorothy Angove, his wife, was informed that his new burial place was in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France, Row A; Grave 10. There are multiple memorials to commemorate Angove. These memorials are Adelaide National War Memorial (WW1), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, North Adelaide HB2-3 Christ Church, North Adelaide HR2* Christ Church Roll of Honour WW1, Renmark – Four WW1 Honour Boards HB02-05* and Tea Tree Gully Arch – WWI and WW II. Several years after, Edward Angove was honoured the British War Medal, Victory medal, Memory plaque and Memory Scroll. These memorials and medals allow people to remember Lieutenant Edward Laurence Angove and all of those Australians who have given their lives in service of our nation.




Father Doctor William Thomas Angove
(b. 26/8/1854 Camborne, Cornwall England - d. 25/3/1912 Silverdale, Lancashire, England)
married and lived at Mildenhall, Suffolk, England
Mother Emma Angove (nee Carlyon)
b.12/5/1857 Stellenbosch, South Africa - d. 12/8/1938 Tea Tree Gully, South Australia)

Eight children:
Brother   Thomas Angove

               (b. 23/9/1880 Mildenhall, Suffolk, England - d. 24/1/1952 Renmark SA)
               m. Margaret Bessie Fletcher 1887-1967 (and had 4 children)
Sister:     Hester Scudamore Angove
               (b. 16/8/1881 Mildenhall, Suffolk, England - d.24/10/1957 London)
Sister:     Lucy Angove
               (b. 6/3/1882 Mildenhall, Suffolk, England - d.1/3/1888 Tea Tree Gully SA)
Himself    Edward Laurence Angove
               (b. 15/6/1884 Mildenhall, Suffolk, England - d.23/8/1918 France)
Brother:   Leonard Michael Angove
                (b. 19/10/1885 Mildenhall, Suffolk, England - d.18/3/1955 Sydney NSW)
                m. Doris Jean Kemp
Twin Brother:   Harold Angove
                        (b. 13/11/1888 - d. 20/4/1889)
Twin Sister:      Mary Angove
                        (b. 13/11/1888 - d. 17/7/1976)
                         m. Reginald Randell Kelly  1885-1977
Sister:       Henrietta Marjorie Angove
                 (b. 25/5/1890 - d. 20/3/1960)

In 1896 the family immigrated to Australia and settled in Adelaide, when Edward was only 2 years of age. Doctor Angove began making wine.  Following their fathers' death in 1912, Edward and his brother, Thomas, took over the burgeoning wine-making business.

Married: Edward (28 years)  25th January 1913 to Dorothy Cotgrave Clare (26 years)
             daughter of Chapman James Clare at St. Bede Church, Semaphore
             (SA Marriage records District Port Adelaide reference book 254 page 181)

Mrs Dorothy Cotgrave Angove (nee Clare  b. 24/7/1886 Bath, Port Adelaide district SA)
a Teacher at St Peters College
living at Rutland Avenue, Brighton, South Australia.
Later known as a respected headmistress of Girton School for girls, one of the first women graduates of the University of Adelaide and well known in literary circles.

Two sons: Peter Clare Angove (b. 10/2/1914 Tea Tree Gully SA)
                Roger Clare Angove (b. 27/3/1915 North Adelaide SA)

Brotherin-laws (Dorothy's brothers)
                Humphry James Cotgrave  (b. 3/9/1888 Semaphore)
                John Forbes Cotgrave (b. 9/8/1890 Exeter)

Previous Service:
Lieutenant with 23rd Australian (Barossa) Light Horse
'B' Squadron (Tea Tree Gully, Salisbury, Gawler, Two Wells and Mallala)
10 months as a Lieutenant in the Citizens Forces

Described on enlisting as 31 years 9 months old; married; 5' 7" tall; 147 lbs;
medium complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair (going grey); Church of England.

4/3/1916       Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia

18/3/1916     Commanding Officer appointed Edward to the 23rd reinforcements, 10th Battalion

He was sent to Non-Commissioned Officer School (NCO), after serving as a Sergeant in training units he received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in September. At this time he was also attached to the 23rd reinforcements to the 10th Battalion.

16/12/1916    Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide on board HMAT A35 Berrima
                       as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 10th Battalion, 23rd reinforcements
16/2/1917      Disembarked into Devonport, England

18/2/1917      marched in to 3rd Training Battalion, Durrington, England

21/2/1917      He fell ill suffering from rheumatism
23/2/1917      admitted to Fargo Military Hospital
3/4/1917        discharged from hospital to return to duty

After recovering, he attended a training school before transferring to France in July 1917.

9/7/1917        Proceeded overseas to France
21/7/1917      rejoined 10th Battalion, Havre, France

4/8/1917        taken on strength into 10th Battalion, from reinforcements, France

19/8/1917      Promoted to Lieutenant

15/9/1917        Sent to 1st ANZAC Corps School

13/10/1917      On leave in England
28/10/1917     rejoined 10th Battalion

21/12/1917     Sent to 3rd Brigade School (until 17/1/1918)
17/1/1918       3 weeks leave in England
8/2/1918         rejoined 10th Battalion

March & April 1918 the 10th Battalion was involved in heavy fighting halting the
German Spring Offensive near Amiens. 

 5/6/1918        To the Officers' Rest Hostel

Following leave in June, he took part in the battalion's capture of Merris in July. A little over a week later the battalion took part in the August Offensive which drove the German army back as far as eight miles on the first day.

On 23/8/1918 the 10th Battalion was involved in an attack on Luc Wood, near Bray-sur-Somme (the Battle of Albert). The 10th battalion was in reserve for the 1st Battalion but was sent to protect the left flank of the attack. It came under heavy artillery fire. After establishing new positions, the battalion prepared for its next move.

It was during this time that Lieutenant Angove, standing outside a dugout, was hit in the neck by shrapnel from a shell burst and killed instantly.

23/8/1918      He was killed instantly.
24/8/1918      Chaplain the Reverand S A Beveridge buried Edward at Morcourt  (Sheet 62nd Q16.B.3.9)

From Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Bureau Report:-
3/3/1919    Stated by Signaller L M Nicholls:
                 "I was with him at Geancourt when he was hit instantly, killed by a shell,
                  hit in front of the neck.  He is buried between Geancourt and Warfusee.
                  I saw a cross on his grave."

13/3/1920 - Widow Dorothy Angove was advised, Edwards remains had been found
                  and exhumed and reburied in:

buried in:   Heath Cemetery
                 Plot: VII (7); Row A; Grave 10.               
                 Harbonnieres, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
                 1 1/2 miles North of Haronnieres, 7 1/4 miles East-South-East of Corbie.

British War medal (54561); Victory medal (53682); Memorial Plaque and
Memorial Scroll (358182).

For Edward's grand-niece Victoria Angove.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  16/2/2015.  Lest we forget.