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Frederick Joseph NATHAN

Regimental number3436
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
SchoolChrist Church Grammar School, South Yarra, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPatrol, M M B W
Address29 Davis Avenue, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs R S Nathan, 10 Nicholson Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the School Cadets.
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth NATHAN; husband of Ruby NATHAN, 2 Fawkner Street, South Yarra
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, Ismailia, 30 March 1916 (old append. wound); transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, 30 March 1916 (blistered feet); to Field Ambulance, 31 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 13 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1980608: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Statement, 3329 PteE. JUDD, B Company, 60th Bn, 28 February 1917: 'He was wounded at Fleurbaix on 19th. July and both his legs were amputated. He became a mental case as the result. Pte. R. Batley ... 60th. Bn. has had a letter from him since he was in England ... Nathan is now in a hospital or asylum.' [Red Cross Bureau could not obtain any confirmation of this evidence.]

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NATHAN Frederick Joseph
Red Cross File No 1980608

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