John Hutchinson BAYER

BAYER, John Hutchinson

Service Number: 1336
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, St Kilda, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Windsor, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Warrnambool College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Motor Driver
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 9 May 1915
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 35, Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, St Kilda, Victoria
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 1336, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, 1336, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
26 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 1336, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC / Gallipoli
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 1336, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Gunner 1336 John Hutchinson Bayer died of wounds received (SW to head - date unknown) on 9 May 1915.

His brother Lt Henry Louis Bayer (1st Machine Gun Company) helped bury him, marking the grave with a rudimentary wooden cross and stones.

On Warrnambool RSL Roll of Honor.


Son of Ludwig Eberhardt and Elanor Bayer, 28 Westbury Street, St. Kilda East, Victoria, Australia. 

Brother of Lt. Henry Louis Bayer, 1st Machine Gun Company; Later 4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps; left Australia with the first contingent in 1914; returned and was discharged, 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal