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Capt Edward Frederick Robert Bage
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1888
Saint Kilda
Port Phillip City
Victoria, Australia
Death: May 7, 1915
Gallipoli
Canakkale, Turkey

Son of Edward and Mary Charlotte (nee Lange) Bage. He attended Melbourne Grammar School 1900-1904; matriculated at 14 in 1902. Attended Trinity College while studying Civil Engineering. He attained First class Honours in Chemistry and Exhibition in Surveying in 1905. Second Lieutenant in Corps of Australian Engineers, 1909. Joined Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, as Astronomer, Assistant Magnetician and Recorder of Tides. One of six volunteers for the relief party left in the Antarctic for a second winter, when Mawson and his companions had failed to return to winter quarters at the appointed time. Led a party on a perilous journey of 600 miles, man-hauling their sledge over rough blizzard-swept ice. Awarded the King's Polar Medal in 1915. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on August 25, 1914, as a Captain, second in command of the 3rd Field Company of Engineers. He embarked for active service abroad on 22 September 1914 per HMAT "Geelong" (A2). He took part in the Landing at Gallipoli. While marking out a trench line on May 7, 1915, he died near Lone Pine when he and his companions came under fire from five Turkish machine guns. He was 27 years of age.

3rd Field Company, Australian Engineers
 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Bage (____ - 1891)
  Mary Charlotte Lange Bage (____ - 1931)
 
Burial:
Beach Cemetery, Anzac
Gallipoli
Canakkale, Turkey
Plot: I.D.7.
 
Maintained by: nettlyne
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56395004
Capt Edward Frederick Robert Bage
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Capt Edward Frederick Robert Bage
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Have just read about Captain Edward Bage as "an engineer who excelled on Mawson's Antarctic mission" in 'Farewell, Dear People' by Ross McMullin.Lest we forget.
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