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Frederick HAYDEN

Regimental number2164
Place of birthN/A Qld
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPrairie, Hughenden, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinSister, Miss Ethel Hayden, Prairie, Hughenden, Queensland
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 18 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For fine courage and devotion to duty. At Mont St. Quentin, during the advance on 1 September, 1918, he cleared an enemy trench single handed, and captured twenty of the enemy. At Beaurevoir, on 3 October, 1918, he carried messages across open country under heavy rifle and machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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