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Hedley Gordon VENUS

Regimental number4618
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolLaunceston State School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCabinet maker
AddressMain Road, Newtown, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Venus, Main Road, Newtown, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 June 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 42), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
67
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania. Parents: Robert and Elizabeth VENUS; husband of Eleanor E. VENUS, "Renune", Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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