William BOHN

BOHN, William

Service Number: 1322
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Enlisted at Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farrier
Died: Drowning at sea, At sea (HMAT Ulysses), 6 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 1322, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Broadmeadows, Victoria
20 Oct 1914: Involvement 1322, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked 1322, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
6 Apr 1915: Involvement Driver, 1322, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of W.G. Bohn and Jane Bohn. Next of kin given as C Bohn of Central Avenue, Footscray, Victoria

Medical reports say that he was mentally insane and and was being returned to Australia. He  vanished at about 12.40pm. The finding on board the ship found the he was given in adequate supervision considering his mental state

William had said that about 13 months earlier had an accident at a grainery and had been unconcious for or about 5 weeks

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal