|Place of birth||Braidwood, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Curran Creek, Clyde Road via Braidwood, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, J Backhouse, Curran Creek, Clyde Road via Braidwood, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Maud Mary Backhouse, Curowan Creek, Clyde Road, Braidwood, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916; disembarked Egypt, 22 March 1916.
Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 171001 , 1687 Pte M.B. KIRWAN, 54th Bn (patient, St John's Hospital, Etaples), 5 December 1916: ' Pte. [W.] Sloane, of B. Coy since wounded and probably in hospital, told me that he saw Backhouse wounded in the German line on July 20th. He told me that a S/B [Stretcher Bearer] of the R.A.M.C. dressed his wound.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BACKHOUSE Victor John
Red Cross file 171001