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Edward Frederick Robert BAGE

Date of birth17 April 1888
Other NamesEdward Frederick
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingBachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Melbourne, 1910
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressFulton Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Bage, Fulton Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceCommissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, Corps of Australian Engineers, Qld, 1909; served for some time at the Submarine Mining Station, Chowder Bay, Sydney. In 1911 he was transferred to the Royal Australian Engineers, with the rank of LT. For some time he commanded the Submarine Mining Station, Swan Island, Victoria.In 1911 he joined the Australian Antarctic Expedition as astronomer, assistant magnetician and recorder of tides.
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
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FateKilled in Action 7 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBeach Cemetery, Anzac (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 7), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Mary Charlotte Bage. Native of St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Special mention in Divisional Orders for 'act of conspicuous gallantry or valuable services.'

Killed in action, 7 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAGE Edward Frederick Robert

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