Richard George Rogers Haynes TAVENDER

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TAVENDER, Richard George Rogers Haynes

Service Number: 2989
Enlisted: 16 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Angaston, South Australia, 23 August 1897
Home Town: Angaston, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shop Assistant
Died: Killed in Action , Noreuil, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, 2 April 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
(Special Memorial B 42) Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Angaston District WW1 Roll of Honour, Angaston Methodist Church & Sunday School WW1 Honour Board, Angaston WW1 & WW2 War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2989, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2989, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
2 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2989, 50th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Richard TAVENDER was born on 23rd August, 1897 in Angaston, South Australia

His parents were David George TAVENDER and Fanny HYNE

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and a special memorial erected to soldiers from Angaston, South Austalia (see photo)

His brother Frank David TAVENDER also lost his life in WW1  (SN5729) died in an accident on 26th January, 1918