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Frederick Percy WEISHEIT

Regimental number2256
Place of birthFootscray Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address79 Ballarat Road, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Frederick Weisheit, 79 Ballarat Road, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

' For conspicuous gallantry and decotion to duty. During an attack on the enemy trenches this N.C.O. with his party rushed a defence post, capturing two machine guns with their crew. He also dealt wiht several dug outs entering them wiht total disregard of danger, and brought in thirty prisoners. His determination and offensive spirit were invaluable in this attack'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Date of death24 November 1969

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