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John Godfrey BAENSCH

Regimental number2566
Date of birth28 March 1891
Place of birthGermantown (now Grovedale), Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTanner
AddressSt Albans, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Baensch, Grovedale PO, Grovedale via Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. 124), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
100
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Godfrey (Gottfried) and Margaret BAENSCH, Grovedale, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: embarked from Port Melbourne, 27 October 1915; arrived Suez, 22 November 1915. Marched in to Zeitoun Camp, 25 November 1915. In 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Egypt, 9 February-2 March 1916.

Embarked at Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916. Entrained, 27 March 1916; arrived at camp, 29 March 1916. Joined unit in trenches, La Basselle, 31 July 1916.

Died of wounds received in action at Pozieres.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Age at death24

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