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Frederick PHILIPPE

Regimental number2241
Place of birthKyneton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address32 Alexander Street, South Yarra Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M.P. Philippe, 453 Chapel Street, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of disease 22 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row W, Grave No. 19), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
94
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mary CRAWFORD (formerly PHILIPPE), and the late Rupert PHILIPPE; husband of Mra M. PHILIPPE, Warragul, Victoria. Native of Kyneton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, Egypt, 14 November 1915 (venereal disease); discharged, 28 December 1915; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 45 days.

Taken on strength of 21st Bn, 7 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, 20 November 1916; admitted to No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, 25 November 1916 (rheumatism); transferred to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 28 November 1916; to England, 28 December 1916; to No 1 Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 30 December 1916 (nervous debility); discharged to furlough, 17 January 1917, and to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 1 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 15 June 1916.

Rejoined 21st Bn, 3 July 1917.

Injured in training accident, 9 July 1917, and admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance the same day (fractured malleolus); transferred to No 47 General Hospital, Le Treport, 10 July 1917; discharged, 27 August 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, 28 August 1917.

Rejoined 21st Bn, 9 September 1917.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, in the field, 22 April 1918, on a charge of whilst on active service, being absent without leave from 1830 hours, 15 March 1918, until 1200 hours, 23 March 1918; found Guilty: sentenced to 60 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 96 days' pay; sentence confirmed by General Officer Commanding, 6th Australian Infantry Bde, 22 April 1918.

Court of Enquiry, in the field, 18 June 1918, declared that Pte F. PHILIPPE absented himself without leave from his unit, 9 May 1918, and that he is still absent.

Rejoined unit, 14 July 1918.

Case investigated, 16 July 1918, and Pte PHILIPPE is remanded for Field General Court Martial.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, in the field, 22 July 1918, on a charge of being absent without leave from 1615 hours, 9 May 1918, until 1700 hours, 10 July 1918 (62 days); pleaded Guilty: sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour; sentence confirmed by General Officer Commanding, 6th Australian Infantry Bde, 23 July 1918; sentence promulgated, 25 July 1918, and to served concurrently with award of 60 days' Field Punishment No 2 awarded on 22 April 1918.

Marched into Corps Field Punishment Compound, 1 August 1918.

Marched into No 4 Military Prison, France, 28 August 1918.

Admitted to No 10 General Hospital, Rouen, 18 October 1918 (influenza).

Died, No 10 General Hospital, 22 October 1918 (lobar pneumonia).

Buried, St Sever, 24 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PHILIPPE Frederick

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