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Frederick Roland FREAR

Regimental number2988
Date of birth27 August 1891
Place of birthHamilton, New Zealand
SchoolHamilton West School, New Zealand
Other trainingPukekura College, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWireless student
AddressPeople's Palace, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs. S. Frear, Victoria Street, Garden Place, Hamilton, New Zealand
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 6 Ausgust 1915 - 4th Bn 9th Reinforcements; taken on strength 4th Bn, 6 January 1916; taken on strength 56th Bn 16 February 1916; taken on strength 14th MG Coy, 10 March 1916.
FateDied of disease 12 December 1916
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAllonville Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Hamilton West Cemetery, New Zealand. Parents: Joseph and Sarah Matilda FREAR, Garden Place, Hamilton, New Zealand
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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