TRENGOVE, John Henry

Service Number: 1723
Enlisted: 15 March 1916
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Chute, Victoria, Australia, 13 December 1880
Home Town: Beaufort, Pyrenees, Victoria
Schooling: Chute, Victoria Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Dropsy Peritoneum, United KingdoMilitary Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire, Englandm, 27 April 1918, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beaufort War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1723, 39th Infantry Battalion
27 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1723, 39th Infantry Battalion
27 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1723, 39th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
16 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 39th Infantry Battalion
27 Apr 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 1723, 39th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 38 and the son of James and Ellen Louisa Trengove.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 27th April......Corporal John Henry Trengove was born at Chute, Victoria in 1880. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 3rd March, 1916 as a 36 year old, single, Farmer from Beaufort, Victoria.

Private Trengove arrived in England for further training then proceeded to France on 23rd November, 1916. He was promoted to Tenporary Corporal then Corporal on 16th September, 1917 with 39th Battalion.

Corporal Trengove was transferred on 1st October, 1917 to 10th Training Battalion in England. He was attached for duty on 3rd October, 1917 as Permanent Cadre of 10th Training Battalion at Durrington, Wiltshire, England.

Corporal Trengove was sent sick to Fovant Hospital on 14th February, 1918 where he was operated on for Ascites (fluid in abdomen) & remained in hospital for 72 days.
Corporal John Henry Trengove died at 5.15 p.m. on 27th April, 1918 at the Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire, England from Dropsy Peritoneum.

Cpl Trengrove was buried in Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery, Wiltshire. There are 28 WW1 Australian Soldiers buried in Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery.

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