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Regimental number661
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Address10 Engadine Club, Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinJohn Tenbosch, 10 Wedderburn Road, London, England
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the 8th Lancashire Royal Garrison Artillery; 2 years, East Lancashire Royal Garrison Artillery (Heavy Brigade); 8 months, Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force.
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 May 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNaval and Military Expeditionary Force, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 August 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
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
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.

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, 25 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Buried Eaton Hall Military Cemetery by Rev. S.A. Beveridge, 19 July 1916.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TENBOSCH Chris

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