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Frederick HOLMSEN

Regimental number4737
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCabinetmaker
AddressLaura Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, M. Holmsen, Laura Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 12 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row C, Grave 5), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Valdemar and Mary Holmsen, Kingaroy, Queensland. Native of Maryborough, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 22 September 1916; taken on strength, 31st Bn, in the field, 9 October 1916.

Admitted to 1/1 South Midlands Casualty Clearing Station, 19 October 1916 (orchitis); transferred to Ambulance Train, 21 October 1916; to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 22 October 1916; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 25 October 1916 (hydrocele of cord), 25 October 1916; to Segregation, 5th Division Base Depot, Etaples, 31 October 1916; discharged, 22 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 19 March 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 July 1917 (orchitis), and transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station, and then to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1917; discharged to duty, 23 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 25 July 1917.

Killed in action, 26 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as HOLINSON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLMSEN Frederick

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