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Frederick Charles NORTH

Regimental number4089
Place of birthDubbo New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBungendore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella North, P O Bungendore, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on the village of JONCOURT on 1st October 1918. This N.C.O. took part in the attack on the village, and while consolidating on the new position gained, his Platoon was considerably hampered by close range enemy rifle and machine gun fire, which caused casualties. Taking his Lewis gun, he moved to a flank, working from shell-hole to shell-hole under concentrated fire of three enemy Machine guns and several rifles. Reaching a commanding position, he immediately opened upon the enemy and used his gun to such good effect that he finally gained superiority over the enemy fire and thus enabled his Platoon to carry on with their consolidation unhampered by enemy fire. The pluck and initiative displayed by this man was undoubtedly responsible for the saving of many casualties, and his example was a source of inspiration to his fellow member of the Platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 September 1967
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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