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Frederick James NAPIER

Regimental number1081
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFort Largs, Largs Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Agassiz, 14 Glenview Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date25 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry, energy, and devotion to duty on 11 October, 1918, when the battery was being heavily shelled and one gun had been put out of action and a quantity of ammunition burnt by shell fire. He was No. 1 of the other gun of the section, and, under heavy fire, kept his gun in action all night. (MO/452 of 20 September 1919).
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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