The AIF Project

Frederick George USHER

Regimental number2813
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
SchoolBrighton Road State School, St Kilda, Victoria
Address247 Bay Street, Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4.25"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, F G Usher, 247 Bay Street, Brighton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick George and Mary Ann USHER, 247 Bay Street, Brighton, Victoria. Native of St. Kilda, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2767 Pte Reginald Tasman USHER, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, 15 March 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 22 March 1916 (pyrexia); discharged to duty, 24 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, USHER Frederick George
Red Cross file 2810502

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.