Melton Victor TEAGUE

Badge Number: S10713, Sub Branch: Marion

TEAGUE, Melton Victor

Service Number: 3619
Enlisted: 18 August 1915
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Oladdie Creek, Johnburgh, South Australia, 29 September 1893
Home Town: Orroroo, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 1 April 1973, aged 79 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Plot RSL, Wall 116, Niche A003 Memorial ID 153306903
Memorials: Orroroo District Roll of Honour WW1, Orroroo Public School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3619, 27th Infantry Battalion
12 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3619, 27th Infantry Battalion
12 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3619, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Driver, SN 3619, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Teeharna Tapscott

Private Melton Victor Teague

Melton Victor Teague was born on September 29th, 1893, at Oladdie Creek, Johnburgh, South Australia. Melton was the son of James Henry and Eliza Teague. Melton had six sisters, all older than himself: Lillian Alice, Edith May, Florence Matilda, Mabel Olive, Frances Marion, Myrtle Louisa and five older brothers, John Cornelius, Thomas David Henry, Walter Edward, Herbert Charles, Albert Sydney, and two younger brothers Rueben Roy and Gorden Lester. Before World War One, Melton was a farmer.

Melton enlisted for World War One in Adelaide on August 18th, 1915, when he was twenty-one years and eleven months of age. Melton embarked on January 20th, 1916, on the ship HMAT Borda A30, from Adelaide, aged twenty-two. He enlisted as a private in the 27th Infantry Battalion.

On the twenty-eighth of August, 1916, Melton was admitted to the Third Northern Hospital after he received gunshot wounds causing shrapnel wounds to the right side of his buttock. On the first of July, 1918, Melton was readmitted to hospital after receiving another gunshot wound, this time to his right leg, causing shrapnel wounds. On July 6th, 1918, he was admitted to hospital after being wounded in action again. After being admitted to hospital with severe injuries Melton was no longer fit enough to be a private and was transferred to work as a driver for the 10th Infantry Battalion on the November 11th, 1918. He was also in the 8th Reinforcement and the 70th Infantry Battalion and he was involved in the battle on the Western Front.

Melton returned from service in England to Australia on March 28th, 1918. When he arrived in Australia he had tuberculosis. Melton received a British War Medal and a Victory Medal.

After returning to Australia Melton and his girlfriend, Adelaide May McKenzie married in 1921, and later had two children.

Melton died in Adelaide on the April 1st, 1973, aged seventy-nine. He was buried at Centennial Park Cemetery in Pasadena, Mitcham city, Adelaide, South Australia.

Plot RSL, wall 116, Niche A003

Memorial ID 153306903



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