Edward John (Ted) BOTTLE

BOTTLE, Edward John

Service Numbers: 409, 50
Enlisted: 2 November 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Bacchus Marsh, Victoria,Australia, 5 November 1876
Home Town: Liverpool, Fairfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia, 6 October 1923, aged 46 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 409, Victorian Citizen Bushmen
10 Mar 1900: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Private, 409, Victorian Citizen Bushmen, per Euralus for Cape Town

World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, 50, 1st Veterinary Section
19 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, 50, 1st Veterinary Section, Private ex Sydney per HMAT A31 Ajana
6 Oct 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Private
4 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, 50, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, per HT Militiades
31 Aug 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, Gunner
31 Aug 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, 50, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, Private

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Edward (Ted) was the second of five children of Edward Henry Bottle (born 1854 in Adelaide, South Australia) and Eleanor Unsworth (born 1857 in Adelaide, South Australia) Edward Snr and Eleanor married in 1875 in Bacchus March in Victoria, Australia and Edward was a Farmer.

Ted's younger brother Henry Charles served with the AIF as a Private (Service No: 6711) and was KIA in France in 1917.

Ted served in the Boer War for 16 months as a Private (Service No: 409) with the Victorian (Citizen) Bushmen (Murray p 246). 

Ted was working in No 6 Sawmill as a Mill Hand at Jarrahdale in Western Australia when he married Eva Emily Wells (born 1886 in Guildford WA) in 1903. Ted deserted his wife and children in March 1908 and returned East. He was working at Plumpton in NSW as a Labourer when he enlisted in the AIF in 1914 in Liverpool NSW. He served as a Private (Service No: 50) and was Discharged in August 1917. Ted re-enlisted in the AMF - when he was working in Bathurst, NSW as a Driver in December 1917 and served as a Private (Service No: 2366) at Holdsworthy with GC Camp Guard until his Discharge on 27 May 1919.

Ted returned to Victoria where he died in 1923