Gordon Walter BONE

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BONE, Gordon Walter

Service Number: 3012
Enlisted: 21 May 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 4th Motor Transport Company
Born: Willesdon, England, 1888
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Church of England School
Occupation: Salesman/Butcher
Died: Died of Illness (Influenza), Harefield, England, 28 October 1918
Cemetery: Harefield (St. Mary) Churchyard
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Jolimont Fallen Soldiers Honour Roll, Subiaco St. Hugh's Jolimont Sanctuary Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3012, Perth, Western Australia
29 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3012, 44th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3012, 44th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle
28 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3012, 4th Motor Transport Company

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3012 Acting Corporal Gordon Walter Bone, 44th Battalion... Originally from London, England, A/Cpl Bone was a salesman from Subiaco, WA prior to enlistment and embarked with the 7th Reinforcements from Fremantle on HMAT Miltiades on 29 January 1917. Later transferring to the 4th Motor Transport Company with the rank of Driver, he became ill with influenza and bronchial pneumonia whilst on leave in England. On 28 October 1918, he succumbed to his illness and was buried in the Harefield Parish Churchyard, Harefield, England. His brother-in-law, 897 Sergeant Leonard Frederick Bysh (/explore/people/135206), 44th Battalion, was killed in action on 4 October 1917..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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