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Stanley Clarence FREITAG

Regimental number2167
Place of birthBroken Hill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBattery hand
Address90A Dwyer Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Oswold Freitag, 90A Dwyer Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry at METEREN on 23rd April, 1918. Lance Corporal FREITAG and [2204] Private GODWIN were members of a bombing section. In an attack on the first objective they rushed forward under heavy fire and bombed and captured a machine gun. At the second objective they bombed a house and took several prisoners in it. They did excellent work in beating off several attacks from hostile bombing parties and set a splendid example to the remainder of the section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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