Peter Andrew THYGESEN

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THYGESEN, Peter Andrew

Service Number: 987
Enlisted: 28 February 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Bundaberg, Queensland, 20 February 1894
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Kalbar State School
Occupation: Cane train driver/Sugar chemist
Died: Killed in Action , Belgium, 1 August 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bundaberg War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), South Kolan Kalbar State School Honour Board, South Kolan State School War Memorial, South Kolan State School War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 987, Brisbane, Queensland
18 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 987, 41st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 987, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
1 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 987, 41st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Peter Andrew THYGESEN was born on 20th February, 1894 in Bundaberg, Queensland

His parents were James Peter THYGESEN and Mabel Alice PHILLIPS

His brother Charles William THYGESEN (SN 988) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919