John Dick ANGOVE

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ANGOVE, John Dick

Service Number: 5799
Enlisted: 26 May 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glebe, New South Wales, 4 November 1886
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Scotch College
Occupation: Chemist
Died: Died of Wounds (GSW to back), 3rd Canadian Clearing Station, Belgium, 23 September 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XX1V, Row F, Grave 20A
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5799, Perth, Western Australia
13 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5799, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle
13 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5799, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5799, 28th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road

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Biography

John Dick ANGOVE was born on 4th November, 1886 in Glebe, Sydney, NSW

His parents were John Dick ANGOVE and Annie Elizabeth PICKERING - his father died in 1913 in Western Australia 7 his Mother died in 1952 in Sydney

John married Jessie (Cherrie) WILSON on 28th March, 1910 in Perth, Western Australia

He enlisted on 26th May, 1916 with the Australian Army - he was with the 28th Battalion, 16th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Fremantle on board HMAT Suffolk on 9th October, 1916

John died from a gunshot wound to the back at the Canadian Casualty Clearing Station in Belgium - he is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium and also honoured on the Australian War Memorial - he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

 

"Left Australia by the s.s. Suffolk on the 10th of this month to do his duty at the front, Dick Angove, one of the whitest. Dick was a chemist and dispenser known as the "People's Friend" and had a business in Barrack-st., Perth. He was never known to turn a person down when in need, either for medicines, advice, or a bob or two. He leaves his young wife and his mother here in W.A., both of whom bear up bravely. Dick went with the 16th/18th and takes with him W. A. 's blessing." - from the Midland Junction Camp Chronicle 19 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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