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 Arthur William FRICKER

Regimental number5447
ReligionBaptist
OccupationMason
AddressHigh Street, Queenstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, A W Fricker, Ardenvale, Quorn, South Australia
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
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Listed on Quorn Primary School Roll of Honour, Quorn, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty for the period 17th September to November 11th 1918. During the operations carried out on 17th to 19th September 1918 at JEANCOURT and LE VERGUIER by the 4th Australian Division this N.C.O. did most gallant and unselfish service in connection with Horse Ambulance Transport, thereby very materially assisting in the evacuation of the large number of casualties sustained in this operation. This N.C.O. has served continuously with the 4th Australian Field Ambulance Horse Transport since 2nd November 1915 and during this period has been conspicuous for his unfailing cheerfulness and devotion to duty at all times. I consider him most deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2769 Bombardier Frank Richard FRICKER, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 23 October 1918.

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