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Frans Oscar FREDRICKSON

Regimental number6511
Place of birthWasa, Finland
Other NamesFranz Oscar
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 9"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Augusta Fredrickson, Aloud, Finland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Discharge date31 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 13 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917; taken on strength, 16th Bn, 13 February 1917.

Reported prisoner of war, 11 April 1917; interned in Limburg, Germany. Sent postcard, 14 May 1917: 'Send food: tinned bread, biscuits & syrup. There are quite a lot of our boys over here as well as in the barbed wire & No Man's Land. Parcels to prisoners must be sent through Red Cross & must not exceed 7 lbs in weight.'

Arrived in England as repatriated POW, 4 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 3 March 1919; arrived Fremantle, 10 April 1919; discharged, 31 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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