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Frederick William TOLL

Date of birth18 January 1872
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationManager
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs Maria Louisa Toll, G.P.O., Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date7 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit name31st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Promotions

Lt Col (late Lt Col ANMEF)


Unit: General List
Promotion date: 22 July 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and Gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

DSO and Bar

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was ordered at very short notice to take part in an attack with his battalion on the followig morning. Notwithstanding the limited time available, he made all the necessary arrangements and led his battalion through a heavy barrage to the assembly position. During the attack the unit on his right was held up, his flank became exposed, and heavy casualties were caused by enemy machine guns in numerous strong points. He organized an attack on the strong points in a most able manner capturing or killing the entire garrison, and taking fourteen enemy machine guns. By his prompt and gallant action the advance was continued and the final objective was captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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