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Frederick STRONG

Regimental number4926
Place of birthBridgwater England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEast Street, Brompton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Strong, 133 Bath Road, Bridgewater, Somerset, England
Enlistment date16 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations at Villers-Bretonneux on 24/25th April, 1918, this man was a company runner. When his company commander was killed, he at once reported to the remaining officer in charge and continued as runner during the night. On the following day, when fire was extremely severe and sniping was very deadly, two runners had been sniped in endeavouring to deliver a message. He volunteered to do the run and successfully delivered the message and returned to his post. During the same day he again took a message to Bn H.Q. and then guided back a ration party. Throughout the night of 25/26th April, he continued to act as a runner and did remarkably fine work, always delivering the messages and returning quickly to his post. Although his work called for the greatest powers of endurance he was always eager and energetic throughout the whole operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1915

Date of death19 September 1942
Age at death61
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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