Peter TOOGOOD

TOOGOOD , Peter

Service Number: 4602
Enlisted: 21 July 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rosedale, Victoria, Australia, 25 June 1895
Home Town: Creswick, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 17 August 1961, aged 66 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4602, 8th Infantry Battalion
28 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4602, 8th Infantry Battalion
28 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4602, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
1 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 58th Infantry Battalion, C Coy
22 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 58th Infantry Battalion
23 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 58th Infantry Battalion
8 May 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4602, 58th Infantry Battalion, per Devanha for Australia
15 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 4602, 58th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Peter was the youngest of six children of William Robert (Lampard) Toogood (born in Wiltshire, and Eliza Cowlee (born in Tarraville, Victoria). William deserted the family around 1900, and Peter and his brothers and sisters were taken into care on several occasions as neglected children. In 1903, Peter and his brother Percy were 'boarded out' to Mrs Ross of Cabbage Tree Creek in Creswick, Victoria

In 1915, he had daughter Dorothy (Mossie) with Harriet Florence Mason in Creswick, Victoria

Peter was a Labourer in 1915 when he enlisted in Ballarat, Victoria in the AIF as a Private (Service No: 4602). He served in France and was a Corporal when he was Discharged in 1919.

Peter returned to Crewick, Victoria and worked a Labourer. In 1921 he married Minna (Minnie) Harris (born 1894 in Creswick, Victoria) and they moved to Melbourne, Victoria. Peter worked as a Labourer and a Railways Employee, and he and Minnie riased sons Peter Laurence and Alexander James in Melbourne until Peter's death in 1961

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