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Frederick Farquhar McRAE

Regimental number101
Place of birthRyanston Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressRyanston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Katherine McRae, Ryanston, Victoria
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. On 29 September, during the attack on the Hindenburg Line, at Bony, he took charge of the section of four guns, and pushing forward in the face of heavy opposition, got his guns into ac tion and successfully engaged hostile machine gun nests at close range.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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