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Henry John DE VOOGD

Regimental number1643
Place of birthEaglehawk, Victoria
SchoolEaglehawk State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 10"
Weight176.5 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Henry De Voogd, Sailors Gully, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXV, Row G, Grave No 18), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Mary Ann DE VOOGD. Native of Eaglehawk, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 July 1916; taken on strength, 51st Bn, in the field, 21 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 September 1916 (gun shot wound, right hand); admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 September 1916; transferred to England, 6 September 1916, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 7 September 1916 (gun shot wound, wrist: severe).

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1916; rejoined 51st Bn, in the field, 17 November 1916.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 21 December 1916, of charge when on Active Service dispobeying a lawful command given by his superior Officer; pleaded 'Not Guilty'; found 'Guilty', and sentenced to 2 years' imprisonment with hard labour.

Sentence suspended, 1 January 1917.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 February 1917 (mumps), and transferred to Becourt Chateau; to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 February 1917 (lympathic glands); to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 7 March 1917 (abscess, neck); to England, 13 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 14 March 1917.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, from furlough, 25 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 September 1917; rejoined 51st Bn, in the field, 30 September 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DE VOOGD Henry John

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