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Chris TENBOSCH

Regimental number17
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Other NamesChristopher Peter
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.5"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Tenbosch, 16 Fenwick Street, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceServed in the 8th Lancashire Royal Garrison Artillery (1 year); East Lancashire Royal Garrison Artillery (2 years); Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (8 months).
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Final unit incorrectly given on Nominal Roll as 5th Field Company Engineers.
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John M. and Mary L. Tenbosch, 16 Fenwick Street, Liverpool, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

TRansferred to 5th Field Company Engineers, Gallipoli, and allotted Regimental No 4597 (old No 17), 26 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 February 1916.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 5 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TENBOSCH Chris

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