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Frederick William John AISBETT

Regimental number19101
Place of birthHaddon, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressNewtown, via Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Aisbett, Newtown, via Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in the Senior Cadets (Area 71B); previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of deafness.
Enlistment date18 May 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, September 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Peacock Hall, Ballarat High School, Victoria.
Discharge date28 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918; embarked Port Said, 24 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Itany, 2 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 14 February 1918, and marched in to AAMC Training Depot, Parkhouse.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 April 1918; taken on strength, 8th Australian Field Ambulance, in the field, 30 May 1918.

Detached to 8th Field Company Engineers, 12 November 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 28 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 21 January 1919.

Rejoined Divisional Ambulance from detachment, 7 May 1919.

Marched out to England, 22 May 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 28 August 1919 (Nursing Staff); disembarked Melbourne, 23 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 28 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AISBETT Frederick William John

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