Philip John PINEL


PINEL, Philip John

Service Number: 7316
Enlisted: 27 October 1916, Western Junction, Tas.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tas., 1893
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 28 March 1918
Cemetery: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1
V D 22, Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, Doullens, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Launceston Cenotaph, Launceston Church Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7316, 12th Infantry Battalion, Western Junction, Tas.
10 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7316, 12th Infantry Battalion
10 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7316, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
28 Mar 1918: Involvement Private, SN 7316, 47th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Ada PINEL
Of 61 Lyttleton St., Launceston, Tas

Mr and Mrs. John Pinel, of 61 Lyttelton-street, Launceston, have received news of the death from wounds on March  28 in France of their eldest son, Philip. He died at the 3rd Canadian Stationary hospital, but there is no word yet as to when or how he was wounded. He could have been only a very short time in France, as a telegram from England reached here early this month, announcing his departure for the front. He left Tasmania in February, 1917, and after four or five months' training on Salisbury Pain, was put into the signalling school, passed his classification early in December, taking second place, with an average of 97.5 marks, and was finally drafted for France in March of this year. Previous to going into camp he was in the employ of the Launceston Corporation, and had been for about two years in charge of the tramway office in Invermay.