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Frederick Ladson STEGGLES

Regimental number2829
Place of birthA Cottage in Ratthoden, England
Place of birthRattlesden, Suffolk
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Address118 Upper Fort Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Sparks, Boxhall, near Stowmarket, Suffolk, England
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mongolia on 8 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe left home when at the age of 16 years to go to Yorkshire for the sake of making his way up in the world, and to help mother. He always had a good character wherever he went. He came home again at the age of 22 years, then to start a still more higher and greater help by going so many miles away to Australia where he still kept up a good character.
FateKilled in Action 25 September 1918
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 49), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Ellen Jane SPARKES (formerly STEGGLES), Mill Cottages, Buxhall, Suffolk, England

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