Geoffrey Molyneux OGDEN


OGDEN, Geoffrey Molyneux

Service Number: 1260
Enlisted: 7 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Williamstown, Vic., 1896
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: Williamstown Grammar School, Melbourne C of E Grammar School, Melbourne Univeristy
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 7 June 1917
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll, Williamstown Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

7 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1260, 38th Infantry Battalion
20 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1260, 38th Infantry Battalion
20 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1260, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

GEOFFREY MOLYNEAUX OGDEN who was killed in action at Messines Ridge on 9th June 1917 was the eldest son of Mr. F. J. Ogden of the Esplanade, Williamstown.

He was born in 1896 and was at School in 1913 and 1914. He matriculated from the School, and when he enlisted in March 1916 was studying Law at the Melbourne University.

He was a Private in the 38th Battalion, and having embarked from Australia on 20th June 1916 arrived in France in November 1916. He took part in all actions of his battalion until 9th June 1917, when as signaller he was sent with an important despatch to the front line through a very heavy enemy barrage but was killed on the way.