William Henry BADENOCH


BADENOCH, William Henry

Service Number: 860
Enlisted: 5 February 1916, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Port MacDonnell, 29 May 1898
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Mount Gambier Public School
Occupation: Bakers assistant
Died: Killed in Action, Mont St Quentin, France, 1 September 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 23, Row K and panel 136 at the AWM, Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll, Mount Gambier War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 860, Mount Gambier, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 860, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 860, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 860, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines, GSW (Elbow)
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 860, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 860, 43rd Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 860, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Described on enlisting as 18 years 7 months old; single; 5' 7 1/2" tall; 144 lbs;
fresh complextion; brown eyes; dark hair; Presbyterian

Father Ebenezer Badenoch  and  Mother  Mr Rose Elizabeth Badenoch, Mt Gambier, SA.

Three sisters:  Dorothy Jean Badenoch; Marjory Olive Badenoch; Hilda Roe Badenoch.

Previous service:  Military Cadets

8/2/1916        Enlisted in Mt Gambier                     

8/2/1916        Completed medical - fit for service

9/3/1916        Commanding Officer appointed William to
                      43rd Infantry Brigade D Company  
                      Morphettville Camp                   

9/6/1915        Embarked from Outer Harbour SA on 'HMAT Afric A19'
20/7/1916      Disembarked into England

25/11/1916    Proceeded overseas to France, from Southampton, England


10/6/1917      Wounded in action, France

11/6/1917      To Casual Clearing Station

22/6/1917      Embarked for England, per 'HS Jan Breydal'
                      Gunshot wound to arm, back and nose
                      Admitted to Queens Canadian Military Hospital
                      Beechborough Park,

4/8/1917        Shell wound - Gunshot wound t right elbow
                      at No.2 Australian Command Depot Medical Centre, Weymouth

9/10/1917      Proceeded overseas to France, ex Parkham Downs
                      Training Brigade
23/10/1917    Rejoined 43rd Brigade

17/2/1918      on leave to England

7/3/1918        Rejoined 43rd Brigade in France from leave

1/9/1918        Killed in action, near Mont St Quentin, France
                      buried 700 yards, north of alliances

                      Exhumed and reburied in Perronne Communal Cemetery Extension
                      Peronne, Picardie, France
                      Plot III, Row L, Grave 4

Star 1914/15; British War medal (40557); Victory medal (40144);
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (350940).

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  14 September 2014.  Lest we forget.