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Pierre Wolfe Daimpre

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Pierre Wolfe Daimpre
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Courtesy Faithe Jones
Personal Information
Date of Birth 15 Oct 1884
Place of Birth North Devon, England
Death 30 Jun 1940, aged 55
Place of Death Newton Abbot Hospital, Devonshire, England
Age at Enlistment 32 years, 2 months
Description
Occupation Clergyman
Religion Church of England
Address Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Rev Isidore Daimpre
Military Information
Reg Number Clergy
Date of Enlistment 16 Jan 1917
Rank Chaplain (Captain)
Date of Embarkation 13 Feb 1917 ‒ 12 Mar 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A6 Clan MacCorquodale
Fate Discharged in England
Monument Serpentine Roll of Honour
Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)


Pre War

Electoral Roll entries - 1910 - 1912 a divinity student at St John's College, St Georges' terrace, Perth; 1914 a clerk in holy orders at Queenslea drive, Claremont; 1916 a priest at St John's College.

War Service

Enlistment papers include recommendation that Pierre be appointed a 4th class Chaplain for the voyage only.

On arrival in Egypt he was attached to the 1st Light Horse Regiment, following which he was posted on 13 Aug 1917 to the 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital El Arish and spent 8 months in Palestine. During this time he was granted continuous service.

On 27 Sep 1917 he departed for England from Alexandria (via Marseilles)aboard the HMT Aragon where he was allocated to the 1st Infantry Brigade, and was sent to France, via England. In England on 26 Oct 1917 he was attached to the Pioneer Training Battalion at Sutton Veny, and then on 10 Nov 1917 the 1st Infantry Training Brigade.

On 27 Jul 1918 he proceeded overseas to Le Havre in France via Southampton and was attached to the 4th Division, before developing myalgia in August 1917. Seen by the 10th Field Ambulance, on 23 Sep 1918 he was sent to the Officers Hospital in Le Havre, diagnosed with myalgia and admitted to the 2nd Australian General Hospital. On 30 Sep 1918 a Medical Board placed him on restrictions for three months due to his rheumatism, but in the meantime on 1 Jan 1919 he resigned his appointment with the AIF, with effect 14 Jan 1919, in order to accept a church posting in England.

Total time in France 2 months, to go with the 8 months in Palestine earlier. His sister and 5 brothers were all in the British Army.

On 21 May 1918 at the parish church in Blandford, Dorset, Pierre married Margery Ellen Conyers. At his death he left her an estate valued at £1,275 6s 10d.


Post War

A letter dated 20 Jan 1919 placed him in Norton Bavant, Warminster, Wiltshire, seeking a demobilisation letter to allow him to claim food rations.

Notes

On a list of names for Jarrahdale provided by Shire library. Was he a visiting pastor?


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