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Ralph Mervyn Bawden (1895–1917)

Mr. and Mrs. J. Bawden, of Aldgate, have been notified that their son, Pte. Ralph Bawden, died of wounds in France on September 17. Shortly after the beginning of the war, Pte. Bawden sought to serve his country. On five occasions he was refused, but on presenting himself the sixth time he was successful. His enlistment dated from September, 1916, and prior to enlistment he was in the employ of Messrs. Stephens & Briant, of Crafens. He was popular on the football field, and was a good pianist and vocalist, he was sought after at social gatherings in the district. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Stirling East. An older brother is with the Flying Corps in Egypt.

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'Bawden, Ralph Mervyn (1895–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 June 2024.

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Salisbury, South Australia, Australia


25 September, 1917 (aged ~ 22)

Cause of Death

war wounds

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