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Frederick PENNINGTON

Regimental number2138
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressDevonport, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice S. Pennington, Devonport, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 June 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 23 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Date of death11 February 1919
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialDevonport (St. Paul's) Cemetery (Portion Church of England), Tasmania
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Lila PENNINGTON; husband of Alice PENNINGTON. Native of Launceston. Tasmania. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Launceston, TAS.
Discharge date13 November 1917
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Melbourne, 23 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 December 1916; marched into 10th Training Bn, 10 December 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 28 December 1916 (bronchitis); discharged, 2 January 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 April 1917.

Admitted to Monte Video Hospital, 14 April 1917 (tuberculosis).

Reported absent, 20 April 1917; returned, 21 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 21 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 18 September 1917; discharged Perth, 13 November 1917.

Medal: British War Medal.

Died Latrobe Hospital, 11 February 1919 (phthisis).
SourcesNAA: B2455, PENNINGTON Frederick

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