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Frederick Norman Maurice WOOLFITT

Regimental number2014
Place of birthSouth Lillimur Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressStrathalbyn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Woolfitt, Strathalbyn, South Australia
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1918
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 15), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
151
Medals

Military Medal

'At NOREUIL on 2nd April, 1917 when acting as Lewis Gunner was badly wounded in the hand during the advance but pressed forward hanging on to his ammunition panniers and getting them into the front line. There he assisted in consolidating. He dug for three hours when his wound became too bad to work any more. He then took over the position of observer in a most dangerous part of the line and stuck there under continual rifle and Machine Gun fire till his Company was relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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