Octavius John PYNE

PYNE, Octavius John

Service Number: 2428
Enlisted: 25 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mt. Barker, South Australia, 4 November 1890
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College, Adelaide
Occupation: Telegraph Linesman
Died: Died of wounds, France, 17 March 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide Christian Brothers' College WW1 Roll of Honor, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Strathalbyn District Roll of Honor WW1, Strathalbyn RSL Hall Honour Board, Strathalbyn War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

25 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2428, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Kanowna embarkation_ship_number: A61 public_note: ''
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2428, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide

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Mr. And Mrs. J. A. Pyne, of Petersburg, have received notice of the death of their son, Pte. Octavius John Pyne, who was wounded in battle in France on March 2, and died on March 17. The deceased enlisted as one of reinforcements for the 10th Battalion in March, 1915. He sailed in the following June for Egypt, and served on Gallipoli until the evacuation. He then went to France, where he took part in various engagements, never losing a day through sickness until fatally wounded. His first holiday was spent in England at about Christmas time last year. In private life he was in the employ of the Commonwealth. He was of a genial, happy disposition. A younger brother, Patrick T. Pyne, was killed at the landing on Gallipoli. He was also a member of the 10th Battalion. Another brother, William E., is now in England with the forces. The last named is a member of the legal profession." - from the Adelaide Register 27 Mar 1917 (nla.gov.au)



Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pyne, of Petersburg, have been notified of the death of their eldest son, Octavius John Pyne, in France on March 17. The deceased soldier was wounded in battle on March 2. He was born at Mount Barker and educated at State schools and at the Christian Brothers' College. He was 26 years of age, and enlisted in March, 1915, embarking in the following June. He served on Gallipoli for 15 weeks and. then went to France. He participated in the fight for Pozieres. He was happy and genial in disposition. A younger brother, Patrick T. Pyne, who served with the 10th Battalion, was killed in the landing on Gallipoli, and another brother, W. E. Pyne, who is a member of the legal profession, is now in England with the forces." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 31 Mar 1917 (nla.gov.au)