Raymond Goulbourne TEESE


TEESE, Raymond Goulbourne

Service Number: 7579
Enlisted: 12 June 1917, Melbourne
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toolamba, Victoria, 1897
Home Town: Brighton, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Elsternwick State School, Victoria
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 19 April 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 17, Borre British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Jun 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7579, 5th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
4 Aug 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7579, 5th Infantry Battalion
4 Aug 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7579, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
19 Apr 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 7579, 5th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Raymond Goulbourne TEESE was born in 1897 in Toolamba, Victoria

His parents were William John TEESE and Alice Eliza SNOWDON who married on 23rd August, 1893 in Wickcliffe, Victoria

He married Grace ROCHE on 30th March, 1914 & had two children, Stanley Richard & George Raymond  - divorced in 1917

He enlisted as  Private on 12th June, 1917 and embarked with the 5th Infantry Battalion, 25th Reinforcements on HMAT Themistocles on the 4th August, 1917

Raymond died from a shell wound on 19th April, 1918 in Coestre, France and is buried in Borre British Cemetery

Inscription reads:



He was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal & his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial


Raymonds father William John TEESE  (SN1944) served in the 8th AASC and returned to Australia in 1916

His brother Norman Snowden TEESE (SN1954) served in the 1st Motor Transport Coy  & returned to Australia in 1918

His son Raymond George TEESE (SN V508653 & VX18388) served in WW2 and was discharged in 1943



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