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Frederick James PENGELLY

Regimental number1173
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressLake Charm, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr Pengelly, 25 Sandtoft Road, Charlton, Kent, England
Enlistment date11 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918

Military Medal

'North west of POZIERES on night of 8th August he advanced with 15th Battalion, and took up a position with his gun. He did not receive the word to retire when 'D' Company 15th Battalion retired. He remained in this position until 4 a.m. on 11th August, though the whole time subjected to heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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