Birth date: 1892
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, Northumberland
Death date: 6 July 1916
Death place: France
Final rank: Private
Service number: 591 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 28th Australian Infantry Battalion

John Collingwood Angus was born in England at North Shields, Northumberland and was educated at a Wesleyan boarding school. He worked as a cabin boy on a steamer before migrating to Australia at the age of 18. He worked as a farm labourer near the townships of Pingelly and Narrogin in Western Australia before enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force on 10 March 1915.

Angus was assigned to the 28th Infantry Battalion and departed Freemantle aboard HMAT Ascanius on 29 June 1915. He was admitted to a Gallipoli field hospital on 24 November 1915 before being transferred to Malta. He re-joined his unit on the Western Front. He was seriously wounded on 4 June 1916 and died two days later. John Angus is buried at Camiara Road Cemetery near √Čtaples, France.

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of Death: 6 July 1916
  • Unit: 28th Australian Infantry Battalion

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 9 June 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Fremantle

Collection Items

Private Record

Angus, John Collingwood (Private, b.1892 - d.1916)

Collection relating to the First World War service of 591 Private John Collingwood Angus, 28 Battalion, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916. Collection consists of copies of three letters written by Angus to his sister Nance in 1915 and 1916. Location of originals unknown. Pte Anugs died on 6 July... Maker: Angus, John Collingwood

1DRL/0045 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Letters from John Collingwood Angus to his Sister, 1915-1916

Photostat copies of letters relating to the First World War service of 591 Private John Collingwood Angus, 28th Battalion. The original letters were written by John Angus to his sister, Nance, between 19 October 1915 and 5 May 1916. In the letters, Angus describes life in the trenches in both...



Date of birth 1892
Date of embarkation 1915-06-29
Date of death 1916-07-06