Henry John de Voogd

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Blackboy Hill, Western Australia, Australia
 —  Australian Infantry, 51st Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Broodseinde, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Cemetery
Parcelle: XXXV.
Rangée: G.
Tombe: 18.

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Private Henry John de Voogd, son of a Dutch immigrant, served in the 51st Battalion A.I.F., part of the 13th Australian Brigade of the 4th Australian Division. On 12 October 1917 the men of the 4th Australian Division went into action south of Passchendaele to protect the right flank of the 3rd Australian Division. On the evening of the same day the 51st Battalion was sent up the line to relieve the men who had taken part in the attack. C Company got lost and came under a heavy artillery fire and this was probably how Private Henry John de Voogd lost his life. The sector which the 51st Battalion had to occupy, was near Daisy Wood and Rhine. The Battalion’s Headquarters was located in a pillbox at the coordinate 28 D. 28. b. 50.90. The Regimental Aid Post was located at Brick Yard. The front line consisted of an outpost of short trenches. The Battalion was set to work to deepen the inadequate trenches. During this task, they were exposed to German machine gun fire. The remains of Pte. de Voogd were found at following coordinate: 28. D. 23. c. 00.70, near a German Cemetery at that time. He is now remembered at Tyne Cot Cemetery. In the early years a wooden cross was placed on the grave, but his surname was incorrectly spelt as ‘De Noogd’. In a letter to the army, his father complained that: ‘My friends spent three days trying to find the grave but were not successful, no wonder for they were looking for de Voogd and of course could not find that name.’ The current gravestone bears his correct name.

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"For King and Cobbers, 51st Battalion A.I.F. 1916-1919", Neville B., Bassendean, Advance Press, 2007, pg. 173-180.
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A.I.F. Project
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Australian War Memorial
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National Archives Australia
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Passchendaele 1917, het verhaal van de doden en Tyne Cot Cemetery, F. Bostyn e.a., pp. 282-283
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Passchendaele 1917, the story of the fallen and Tyne Cot Cemetery, Bostyn F. e.a., pp. 282-283
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary, 51st Australian Battalion
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