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Frederick WHITE

Regimental number4927
Place of birthBurwood, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBrass finisher
AddressTaverstock Road, Flemington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth White, Taverstock Road, Flemington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 40th Bn, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date13 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Discharge date29 April 1919 
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War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918; embarked Pt Said, 24 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 2 February 1918; disembarked Cherbourg, France, 12 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 13 February 1918. Marched in to Pioneer Training Bn, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, 13 February 1918. Transferred to 4th Pioneer Bn, 20 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 3 June 1918. Taken on strength, 4th Pioneer Bn, 14 June 1918. Admitted sick to hospital (influenza), 5 November 1918; transferred to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 14 November 1918; discharged, 25 November 1918. Granted furlough to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 9 December 1918. Found guilty, 18 December 1918, of being absent without leave for 3.45 hours, 15 November 1918; and again for 2 hours, 18 November 1918: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Delta', 25 January 1919. Discharged, 29 April 1919.

British War Medal, Victory Medal

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