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Frederick Douglas HANDFORD

Regimental number1601
Place of birthDover, Kent, England
SchoolHigher Grade School, Dover, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
Address'Nare Villa', Drillham, Western Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinSister, Mrs F Medhurst, 34 Saunders Street, Gillingham, Kent, England
Previous military serviceInst Staff; Served 12 years R.H.A. and went straight to Australia
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBSM
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBSM
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Left Army with splendid character and was about to take up duties as Instructor at Brisbane when war broke out. He reinlisted at Corporal and was soon promoted B.M. Served in South African war and was at St Helena where Cronge was taken as prisoner." Details from Sister.
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Douglas Frederick
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot I, Row I, Grave No. 2), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Ellen HANDFORD. Native of Dover, Kent, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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