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Frederick Henry SEARLE

Regimental number492
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKenneth Street, Kilham Estate, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMrs Elizabeth Searle, Kenneth Street, Kilham Estate, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 4th and 6th Contingents, Queensland Imperial Bushmen, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of fate incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 7 January 1915.
Discharge date22 February 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 21 August 1915 (debility), and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 18th Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 22 August 1915 (rheumatism); to England, 31 August 1915, and admitted to Hampstead Military Hospital, 16 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Runic', 7 November 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 22 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 June 1956
Place of burialBundaberg Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, SEARLE Frederick Henry

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