Loftus Robert BAUCHOP

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BAUCHOP, Loftus Robert

Service Number: 7448
Enlisted: 16 February 1917
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: South Hanson State School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 20 September 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Plot III, Row M, Grave 5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Williamstown Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 7448, 14th Infantry Battalion
21 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 7448, 14th Infantry Battalion
21 Nov 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 7448, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Loftus Robert BAUCHOP was born in Wangaratta, Victoria in 1894

His parents were George Coward BAUCHOP & Margaret COLVILLE

He enlisted to serve during WW1 on 16th February, 1917 and embarked from Melbourne with the 14th Infantry Battalion, 25th reinforcements on the HMAT Nestor on 21st November, 1917

Loftus was Killed in Action in France on 20th September, 1918 and is buried in the Bellicourt British Cemetery

His headstone reads:

HE SLEEPS NOT IN HIS NATIVE LAND

BUT UNDER FOREIGN SKIES

FAR FROM THOSE WHO LOVE HIM

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