John Wesley GENGE

GENGE, John Wesley

Service Number: 3647
Enlisted: 24 February 1917, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Perth, WA, 1898
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Adelaide High School
Occupation: Cival Servant
Died: Died of wounds, United Kingdom, 2 August 1918
Cemetery: Harefield (St. Mary) Churchyard, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Aust 66, Harefield (St Mary) Churchyard, Harefield, Hillingdon, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3647, 48th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
Date unknown: Wounded 3647, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles Wesley Genge and Agnes Genge, of 103, Hindley St., Adelaide, South Australia.

Signaller John Wesley Genge, who died of wounds in King George Hospital, London, on August 2, was the only son of Mrs. H Elliott, Hindley street, and the late Mr. C. W. Genge. He enlisted in February, 1917, and left for the front in July, at the age of 19. In England he passed the examination for signaller, and proceeded to France in March and remained there until May 2, when he was severely wounded. He was invalided to England, but died three months later. Signaller Genge completed his education at the Adelaide High School, and was successful in passing the junior and senior public examinations at the age of 16. He was employed in the State Civil Service at the time of enlistment. He was a regular attendant of the Pirie Street Methodist Church. He took an interest in all manly sports, and his bright disposition won for him a large circle of friends.