Pierre Wolfe Daimpre
From Our Contribution
Courtesy Faithe Jones
|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|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Rev Isidore Daimpre|
|Date of Enlistment||16 Jan 1917|
|Date of Embarkation||13 Feb 1917 ‒ 12 Mar 1917|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A6 Clan MacCorquodale|
|Fate||Discharged in England|
Serpentine Roll of Honour |
Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
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.
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.
A letter dated 20 Jan 1919 placed him in Norton Bavant, Warminster, Wiltshire, seeking a demobilisation letter to allow him to claim food rations.
On a list of names for Jarrahdale provided by Shire library. Was he a visiting pastor?