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Arthur Charles FREDERICKS

Regimental number2529
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOwner shop
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 11.5"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Maud Fredericks, 116 Hubble Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Volunteers, Western Australia. Previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date20 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 14 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 29th Bn, 15 August 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 15 October 1916.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 8 December 1916 (bronchitis); rejoined Bn, 14 December 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 23 December 1916.

Detached to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, England, 1 August 1917.

Admitted to Camp Hospital, Hurdcott, 15 August 1917; rejoined 8th Training Bn from hospital, 16 August 1917.

On Command, Bombing School, Lyndhurst, 27 August 1917; rejoined 8th Training Bn, 8 September 1917.

On Command, Bombing School, Lyndhurst, 18 October 1917; qualified as Instructor or Assistant Instructor; rejoined 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 3 November 1917.

Attached to Permanent Cadre of 15th Training Bn, Codford, 21 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1917; rejoined 29th Bn, in the field, 5 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 22 March 1918 (gassed); admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 23 March 1918; transferred by Ambulance Train No 26 to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 26 March 1918; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 31 March 1918; to 10th Convalescent Depot, 5 April 1918; to 25th General Hospital, Ecault, 10 April 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 15 May 1918.

Marched out to England, 24 June 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1918 (neurasthenia); discharged, Perth, 20 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Stubble Street.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREDERICKS Arthur Charles

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