|Place of birth||London, England|
|Other Names||Frederick Hubert|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Father, F J Larkman, 11 Walpole Gardens, Gunnesbury, London, England|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Surrey Imperial Yeomanry; resigned.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||37|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: Frederic and Sarah LARKMAN, 11 Walpole Gardens, Gunnersbury, London|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 6th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916. Transferred to 58th Bn, Serapeum, 17 February 1916. Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 30 March 1916 (injured toenail); transferred to No. 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 30 March 1916; to 8th Field Ambulance, 31 March 1916; discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 1 April 1916.
Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.
Admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 November 1916 (trench feet); admitted to No. 2 General Hospital, Havre, 30 November 1916; transferred to England, 5 December 1916, and admitted to V.A. Hospital, Exeter, 5 December 1916. Discharged to furlough, 3 February 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 February 1917. Proceeded overto France, 25 April 1917; rejoined unit, 30 April 1917.
Reported missing in action, 26 September 1917; Court of Enquiry, 17 February 1918, concluded fate as killed in action, 26 September 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal