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Frank Albert McFADDEN

Regimental number2002
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRuby Cottage, Short Street, Woy Woy, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E McFadden, Ruby Cottage, Short Street, Woy Woy, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 10 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, Private McFADDEN, who was employed as battalion runner between Headquarters and the firing line, was practically continuously on duty from the night of 5th August, 1916, until the afternoon of the 8th August, 1918. A great deal of his work had to be done at night and under heavy hostile artillery fire. He carried out his duties with the greatest bravery and coolness, never failing to deliver his messages. Military Medal awarded 28th August, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date10 August 1919
Other details

Transferred to 45th Battalion 3 April 1916.

Awarded Military Medal 4 October 1916

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