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Geoffrey de Talworth Backhouse (1890–1917)

Backhouse, Gunner Geoffrey de Talworth, killed in action in France on October 4. Second son of Mr Talworth and Mrs. E. A’Beckett Backhouse, of Murrumbeena, and grandson of late Mr. W. A. C. A’Beckett. Educated at Haileybury College, Brighton, and Scotch College. Before enlisting was engaged in farming pursuits at Koo-wee rup. Eldest brother, Nigel, is chaplain to 7th Light Horse, now in Palestine; and youngest brother, Herbert, recently discharged from active service.

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'Backhouse, Geoffrey de Talworth (1890–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


4 October, 1917 (aged ~ 27)

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service