Angus DORNAUF

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DORNAUF, Angus

Service Number: 2168
Enlisted: 19 October 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Lilydale, Tasmania, Australia, 27 December 1893
Home Town: Lilydale, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Smelterman
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 28 September 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2168, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2168, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2168, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
28 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2168, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography

"DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

DORNAUF.— On September 28, 1917, killed in action in France, 2168 Private Angus Dornauf, 32nd Battalion, A.I.F., aged 23 years. Dear friend of Mr. and Mrs. Castle and family, Ellendale.

We miss you from our home, dear Angus, It's sweet to breathe your name; In life we loved you very dear, in death we do the same. He fell a true hero in the light, And won the colors yellow and white. Inserted by his sorrowiaig friends, Mr. and Mrs. Castles and family." - from the Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail 02 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

"Private ANGUS DORNAUF was killed in action in France on September 28. He enlisted in October, 1915, and sailed with the 3rd Reinforcements 32nd Battalion. From Egypt he went to France in June, 1916, and took part in some of the big battles. He was employed at the Port Pirie smelters. He spent his 23rd birthday in France. He was a great favorite with his comrades. Two brothers are with the colors. He was a native of Tasmania. The news was received by Mrs. Castles, of Ellendale, Port Pirie West." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 09 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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