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Herbert Charles FREYER

Regimental number642
Place of birthCorowa, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMerton via Corowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, R A Freyer, Merton via Corowa, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Place of enlistmentRutherglen, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Discharge date29 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 549 Gunner Reginald FREYER, 2nd Division Trench Mortar Battery, killed in action, 21 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Zeitoun, 11 March 1916.

Appointed Acting Driver, 15 March 1916; mustered as Driver, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

On leave to England, 14 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 3 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 3 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 25 January 1919.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 12 February 1919; disembarked Weymouth, and marched in to No 2 Training Bn, 13 February 1919.

Commmenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Castalia', 13 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 May 1919; SBVdischarged (termination of period of engagement), Melbourne, 29 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 January 1958
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREYER Herbert Charles

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