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Geoffrey Molyneux Ogden

Name on Board GM Ogden
Name on Service
Geoffrey Molyneux  Ogden
Enlistment Age 19
Occupation Law Student
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Frederick John and Mary Jane Ogden
Address 93 The Esplanade, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 7/03/1916
Service No. 1260
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 20/06/1916
Embarkation Ship HMAT Runic A54
Unit on Embarkation 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 7/06/1917
Unit on Death 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Messines Ridge, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium
Additional Information Geoffrey Ogden attended Williamstown Grammar School and Melbourne Church of England Grammar School.  He was studying first year law at Melbourne University when he enlisted. His entry in the University of Melbourne web site describes his death:  As a signaller he was sent with a despatch to the front line through a heavy barrage when he was killed. Geoffrey Ogden died on his 21st birthday. Geoffrey's father, Frederick Ogden, was Williamstown's Town Clerk and even though faced with the sorrow of the loss of his own son, he wrote letters of condolence to local families on the behalf of the citizens of Williamstown.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle: Saturday 11 August 1917, p2 Law, University of Melbourne, Geoffrey Molyneaux Ogden  
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