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Frederick CREEKE

Regimental number2466
Place of birthFrauranga, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMr Creeke, Whakatani, New Zealand
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column Section 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 23 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under most critical and dangerous conditions. His battery was under heavy shell fire, and the whole of the camouflage was burning. At great personal risk he led a party of volunteers to extinguish the fire, which was threatening very serious explosions amongst the ammunition at any moment, and by his energy and courage disaster was averted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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