Floyd Owen Robert WYNNE

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WYNNE, Floyd Owen Robert

Service Number: 3133
Enlisted: 22 October 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Warwick, Queensland, 14 September 1891
Home Town: Mooloolah, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Leichhardt Street State School, Brisbane
Occupation: Dairyman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 September 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3133, Brisbane, Queensland
7 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3133, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3133, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
12 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, SN 3133, 42nd Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3133, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3133 Private Floyd Owen Robert Wynne, 42nd Battalion, of Warwick, Qld. A dairy farmer before enlisting in October 1916, Pte Wynne left Australia for England with the 7th Reinforcments in February 1917 and arrived in France for service on the Western Front in April 1917. In September 1917 he was wounded during the 42nd Battalion's attack on Passchendaele Ridge on 12 October 1917, and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in May 1918. Cpl Wynne was killed instantly by a German sniper at Quarry Farm during the attack on Mont St Quentin on 1 September 1918, aged 27..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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