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Geoffrey De Talworth BACKHOUSE

Regimental number31615
Date of birth22 July 1896
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolHaileybury College, Brighton; Scotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingWookie Agricultural Training College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressCorrigal Road, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, T B Backhouse, Coorigal Road, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name23rd Howitzer Brigade, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 86), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
29
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin Talworth Paine and Emily A'Beckett Backhouse. Native of Malvern, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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