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Frederick SALE

Date of birth14 June 1892
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
Other trainingTechnical College; University of Melbourne, victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPark Mansions Park Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 0.25"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Sale, Sulky, Victoria
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'For excellent work at Pozieres and plucky endurance under heavy fire. He has distinguished himself by an untiring devotion to duty and his gallant bearing in action.'
Recommendation date: 9 August 1916

Bar to Military Cross

'For most conspicuous gallantry in action. during the attack on 4th Oct. at BROODSEINDE this officer led his Company with the greatest dash and gallantry showing considerable coolness and initiative throughout but particularly during the half hour preceding the attack when the Battalion was heavily shelled on the J.O.T. Throughout the attack his courage was a continual source of inspiration to his men. On the final objective he practically superintended the whole of the consolidation, and owing to his keen grasp of the situation, sent back most valuable and complete reports.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No date of fate entered on Nominal Roll.

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 19 April 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his company during an attack, and in the half hour preceeding it, when the battalion was heavily shelled. On the final objective he superintended practically the whole consolidation, and sent back most valuable reports.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death28 July 1927
Age at death35
SourcesNAA: B2455, SALE Frederick

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