Raymond Elton PYE

PYE, Raymond Elton

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 15 May 1915, 3 years Commanding Cadets as a Lt.
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2 April 1891
Home Town: Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School (3 yrs) & Hawksbury Agricultural College (2 yrs)
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed In Action, Norhtern France, area of Fleurbaix, 17 May 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier
Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 2
Memorials: Baulkham Hills William Thompson Masonic School War Memorial, Richmond University of Western Sydney WW1 Memorial, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Sydney United Grand Lodge Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 May 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 17th Infantry Battalion
12 May 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney
15 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 17th Infantry Battalion, 3 years Commanding Cadets as a Lt.
28 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 17th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, GSW neck

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of David Dick PYE
Of Bondi House, Flood Street, Bondi, NSW

Prior to enlisting he was in charge of the guard at the small arms factory for some time before leaving Australia.

Mrs. D. D. Pye, of Bondi House, Flood street, Bondi, has been informed that her eldest son, Lieut. Raymond E. Pye, has been killed In action In France. Lieut. Pye was previously wounded at Gallipoli. After recovering he was sent to England to recuperate. He afterwards rejoined his battalion in Egypt, thence going to France. Sapper Russell Pye, his brother, is  now In Egypt. Lieut. Pye formerly resided at Hartley, and was engaged In grazing pursuits with his late father at Liddleton Station.

He first joined the military at Lithgow, and was lieutenant in command of Lithgow Company previous to the war. His father died only a few weeks ago. He was a splendid young man, of exemplary character, and had great prospects, his age being only 24 years. Lieutenant Pye was a nephew of Mr. R. A. Pye, of Windsor.