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Frederick John MERRELL

Regimental number763
Place of birthClifton Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFred Joseph Merrell, Down Street, North Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Displayed splendid courage and devotion to duty during the attack near ZONEBEKE on 26th September, 1917. His Platoon Commander was wounded early in the attack and this N.C.O. took the Platoon in hand and showed great leadership and initiative throughout, always cool and untiring in his work he greatly impressed all his men. He also did excellent work in the consolidation. By close personal reconnaissance he made the very best use of ground and had his section of the line extremely well organised.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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