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Frederick Clarence HALLAM

Regimental number459
Date of birth12 July 1891
Place of birthGlenorchy, Tasmania
AddressHillcrest, Glenorchy, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, T F Hallam, Glenorchy, Tasmania
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack on MONTBREHAIN, north of ST. QUENTIN, on 5th October, 1918, at the beginning of the operations his platoon came under heavy machine gun fire and a number quickly became casualties. He, regardless of all personal danger, went into the open to attend to the wounded and although under heavy machine gun fire, he unaided succeeded in getting the wounded back to a position of safety. After performing valuable work during the mopping up operations, he volunteered to act as stretcher bearer and continued to carry out wounded of other units in addition to our own, until the Company was relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 8881 Gunner Ernest Stanley Winch HALLAM, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919.
Other details

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 20 October 1939; discharged, 30 August 1945, as Q187107 Pte, 1st Australian Garrison Bn.
Date of death27 June 1972
Age at death80
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland

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