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Frederick Chas TREWEEK

Regimental number2917
Place of birthAlberton, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMathinna, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Treweek, Mathinna, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Sarah TREWEEK. Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date27 March 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2751 Pte Albert James TREWEEK, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 12th Bn, Railhead, 1 March 1916, from 7th Training Bn.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 5 April 1916.

Admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance, 9 November 1916, and transferred to No 36 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (debility); to No 1 General Hospital, Etretat, 11 November 1916; discharged, 18 November 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, 20 November 1916.

Classified "A", 4 December 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 15 December 1916; rejoined 12th Bn, 18 December 1916.

Wounded in action 6-9 April 1917; admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, 9 April 1917 (gunshot wound, left leg); transferred to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 11 April 1917; to England, 25 April 1917; to Richmond Military Hospital, 27 April 1917 (fracture of left tibia); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 June 1917; discharged and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 June 1917.

Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 8 August 1917.

Classified B1A2, 9 August 1917.

Classified B1A4, 22 August 1917.

Marched out of No 3 Command Depot, 11 October 1917 (class A3); attached for temporary duty at Australian Ordnance Depot, Millwall, 12 October 1917.

Detached from Australian Ordnance Depot, 26 November 1917, and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, the same day.

Reclassified B1A4, 29 November 1917.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 5 December 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 11 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 January 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 11 January 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 13 January 1918; rejoined 12th Bn, 17 January 1918.

Wounded in action, 11 May 1918 (2nd occasion); admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 11 May 1918 (gassed, shell); transferred to No 15 Casualty Clearing Station, 11 May 1918; to No 83 General Hospital, 12 May 1918; to England, 23 May 1918; to Edmonton Military Hospital, 23 May 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 26 June 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 10 July 1918.

Granted agricultural leave with pay, 19 August 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 9 September 1918.

Charged with, 12 September 1918, being absent without leave from 0845 hours, 9 September 1918, until 1100 hours, 11 September 1918: award, dismissed.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 30 October 1918.

Taken on strength of Australian Imperial Force Depots in United Kingdom, Tidworth, 30 November 1918.

Found guilty, 4 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 2359 hours, 31 December 1918, until 1620 hours, 3 January 1919: award, forfeits 3 days' pay, and total forfeiture of 6 days' pay.

Taken on strength of No 2 Group, 1 September 1919, but to remain at Tidworth.

On leave, 6 October 1919; marched into Sutton Veny, 8 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 14 December 1919; discharged (medically unfit: debility),Hobart, 27 March 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 May 1928
Age at death39
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, TREWEEK Frederick Chas

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