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Angus J S  Pte 516

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918




Angus J S  Pte  516    John Sinclair    7 Inf Bn    20    Clerk    Single    Pres       

Address: Flemington, Tunbridge St, 2   

Next of Kin: Angus, George, "St Andrew", 2 Tunbridge St, Flemington   

Enlisted: 17 Aug 1914       

Embarkation: A20 Hororata 19 Oct 1914 

Prior service:  58 Inf Regt; 18 months Field Artillery; 2 years senior cadets.


Date of Death: 25/04/1915

CWGC: "Only son of George and Catherine Angus, of Newmarket, Victoria, Australia.

Native of Forbes, New South Wales".

LONE PINE MEMORIAL                                                                     


Essendon Gazette 17 June 1915


Private J. S. Angus, of 7th Battalion (missing), is a son of Mr. Angus. the well-known manager of the Union
Bank, Newmarket.


Essendon Gazette 24 June 1915


Last week, Private J. E. Angus. 7th Battalion A.I.F. was reported as missing On Tuesday morning his father, Mr. Geo. Angus, manager of the Union Bank,  Newmarket, was officially notified by the Defence Department that the young soldier had been killed in action at the Dardanelles.


The Union Bank of Australia Limited
Newmarket 6 Aug 1915

The Secretary
Defence Department,

Dear Sir,
Private J S Angus
No 516 7th Battalion, B Coy

Referring to Col. Hawker's telegram of 21st June to Rev J G Stirling notifying the death of my son in action ---

Can you give me any information as to date and circumstances.   Also, please advise when his effects are to be returned.

Of all local letters from his comrades not one has definitely known that the boy was killed.  Two of his tent mates who were reported missing at same time (Read* and McNab) were subsequently reported wounded but relatives in neither case have received word from them nor can they obtain any knowledge of hospital whereabouts.  You will therefore understand the feeling that the boy may yet come to light as a prisoner.  Kindly reply as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully
G Angus.

B2455 pp 11-12.

*  Poss 1009 Pte RJR Read, 7th Inf Bn,  KIA 25 April 1915, Lone Pine Memorial. Of Northcote.


The Union Bank of Australia Limited
Newmarket 20 Sep 1915
Chief Officer
Base Records Office

Dear Sir,
Priv J S Angus
No 516 7th Battalion
Your Letter of 15 Aug

In a letter to his mother under date 18 Aug Lieut Wickham Assist Paymaster AIF Cairo writes:-

"You might tell Mrs Angus that the following is true in the main and has been related to me by a pal of Jack.  It appears that Jack was shot in the head and killed instantly on the beach immediately after landing as was also young Carless.  They were buried in the one grave.  At first Jack was posted missing but on additional information coming to hand the correct entry was made in the Battalion orders:-

It would appear therefore that no notification of this was sent to you:- The information is doubtless correct but I would be obliged by your making necessary enquiries and sending me a certificate in course. -
Yours faithfully
G Angus 


B2455 pp 22-23



A small copy of the New Testament, which had belonged to Private J. S.
Angus, of the 7th Battalion, who was killed in action in Gallipoli, has been
received by the Rev. J. Stirling, of the Flemington Presbyterian Church.
It was found on the battlefield.

On the fly-leaf is inscribed: "To Jack Angus— a token of remembrance, with
best wishes from his Bible-class comrades, Flemington Presbyterian Church,
August 30, 1914." On the opposite page is written:— "Picked up on the field at
Johnson's Gully, Gallipoli, August 6, 1915, by J. C. Coate, 373, 4th Battalion,
1st Infantry Brigade, A.I.F."

The packet was addressed to "The Presbyterian Minister, Flemington,"
and Mr Stirling bus handed the Testament to the parents of the soldier, Mr
and Mrs George Angus, of Newmarket.

NEW TESTAMENT RETURNED (1915, October 9). The Herald

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), p. 1.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242397412


"At last, I have succeeded in getting news of poor old Jock Angus, and the news came as a great blow. A corporal of his company told me yesterday that he was shot through the head just after he had landed on the first day".


Thaw A J L Cpl 1001  Letter in Essendon Gazette 14 Oct 1915


Angus J K 516

"A perusal of my dead son's file will disclose to you a most remarkable lack of intelligence in all matters affecting his death.  G Angus."
B 2455 p 53



Mentioned in Correspondence:

Thaw A J L Cpl 1001  Letter in Essendon Gazette 14 Oct 1915



War Service Commemorated

“Send off to the Essendon Boys”

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Flemington State School *                                                                                               

Flemington and Kensington Presbyterian Young Men's Association


Anzac Honoured Dead p2               

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour killed           

Patriotic Concert, Essendon Town Hall, 1914

Regimental Register   


No In Memoriam notices in The Argus from 1916 to 1919.

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