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Frederick Thomas BYRNE

Regimental number3321
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
SchoolBroken Hill Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAlice Byrne, GPO, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Richard Byrne, 38 Hagelthorne Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date19 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Amelia Margaret TOTTEN (formerly BYRNE), 5 Clara Street, Newtown, New South Wales, and the late John Thomas BYRNE. Native of Broken Hill, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to join, 57th Bn from 6th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 11 March 1916 (influenza); discharged and rejoined unit, 14 March 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

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

Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance 11 July 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged and rejoined unit, 15 July 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'.

Note on B.103, 'presumed to be buried in No Man's Land approx at 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 661011, 3894 Pte W. CALDWELL, D Company, 59th Bn, 15 December 1916: 'Witness states he saw the soldier killed by a bullet on (sic) No Man's Land Fleurbaix on the above date and saw him fall. He was quite certain that he was dead.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE Frederick Thomas
Red Cross file 661011

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