|Place of birth||Kerang, Victoria|
|School||Appin State School, nr Kerang, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, John Knight Teasdale, Kerang, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the 67th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 8|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/15/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormonde on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Ville-sur-Ancre, France|
|Age at death||23|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Mericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 5), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John Knight and Marion Elizabeth TEASALE, Wyndham Street, Shepparton, Victoria. Native of Appin, Victoria|
War service: Western Front
Statement, Red Cross File No 2710702J, Lt M.M. GORDON, 60th Bn (patient, 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England), 10 October 1918: 'He was shot through the head by a sniper at about 10 a.m. on 4th July near Ville-sur-Ancre. He was buried on the 5th or 6th in the Military Cemetery, Mericourt l'Abbe, and the grave duly marked. The ground was held.'
Second statement, 3561 Pte N.J. MALCOLM, C Company, 60th Bn, 29 September 1918: 'They [TEASDALE and 3610 J.M. WATSON] were killed on the Morlancourt front, and were buried in the Cemetery near a village not far from there. I saw the graves and there were crosses up with their names and units on them.'
Third statement, 3329 Corporal E. JUDD, C Company, 60th Bn (patient, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England), 9 October 1918: 'He was in "C" Coy. and in No. 10 Platoon of that Company. I saw him killed at Villers-sur-Ancre when death was instantaneous, he being hit in the head by a bullet. He was killed in action at the "hop-over" in the early morning of July 4/18. I did not know him very well, but he came from Victoria. I saw his grave in a cemetery at Merricourt [sic] and grave was marked by a cross having full details marked thereon.'
Fourth statement, 2032 Pte J.H. CAMPBELL, 60th Bn (patient, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England), 12 October 1918: 'At Morlancourt. Sniped in head and killed at once. He was in the trenches. We were short of bombs, and were passing them along. He raised his head above the trench and was killed at once.'
Fifth statement, 3637 Pte G. McMILLAN, 59th Bn, 11 April 1919: 'Casualty was in the Front Line Trench at Morlencourt [sic]. He was sniped by Rifle bullet which entered his head killing him instantly. I was 6 yds. away at the time of his death. I examined his body one minute later. He was buried in Cemetery outside of Morlancourt. A cross was erected over his grave with his name, number and unit on it.'
Sixth statement, 5396 Pte W.J. HOYNE, 60th Bn, 4 July 1919: 'I could not give correct description of Casualty but I made the cross that was erected over his grave. He was buried in the Morlancourt Cemetery.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||Red Cross File No 2710702J|