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Frederick Barr NEATE

Regimental number5161
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressRichmond Road, Keswick, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinGuardian, Mrs J Neate, Richmond Road, Keswick, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St George the Martyr's Anglican Church, Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the Glory of God. In Honour of Our Lady, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed George the Martyr & of all the Blessed Saints. To the dear Memory of all those who went forth from this Altar, where they offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, to give their lives in the Great War. This Screen is Blessed on Anzac Day 25 April 1922 being the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist.'
Discharge date27 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Joined 10th Bn, in the field, France, 14 September 1916.

Admitted to 25th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 15 December 1916 (mumps); transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 3 January 1917.

Transferred to England, 6 January 1917 (epilepsy), and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 7 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 21 January 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 February 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ayrshire', 23 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 17 July 1917, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit: epilepsy), Adelaide, 27 August 1917.

War service: 1 year 263 days (of which 1 year 115 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1918
SourcesNAA: B2455, NEATE Frederick Barr

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