|Place of birth||Mount Barker, South Australia|
|School||Christian Brothers School, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Address||Strathalbvn, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, John Aloysius Pyne, Strathalbyn, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the Cadets.|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||Bologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave No. 184), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: J.and A. PYNE, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Mount Barker, South Australia|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 937 Pte Patrick Thomas PYNE, 10th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 11 September 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 29 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 3 January 1916, of breaking camp and remaining absent until apprehended by a Picquet, 2 January 1916: awarded 14 days' detention and forfeited 1 day's pay.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.
Found guilty, 12 December 1916, of while on furlough in London, refusing to show his pass to an M.P.; (2) attempting to strike a Military Policeman; (3) using insulting language: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Rejoined Bn from furlough, 4 April 1917.
Tried by Field General Court Martial, 30 January 1917, on charge of when on Active Service drunkenness in Bresle on 24 January 1917: found guilty; awarded 30 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited a total of 36 days' pay.
Wounded in action, 26 February 1917 (gun shot wound, head, fractured skull), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 1 March 1917.
Died of wounds, 17 March 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PYNE Octavius John|