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Frederick George CARELTON

Regimental number88
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
AddressKing Street, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Carelton, King Street, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in 6th Company, Australian Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBugler
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1916
Discharge date26 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Landed Cape Helles, 27 June 1915, to assist No 11 BCS; left, 2 July 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 19 September 1915; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 19 September 1915; to England, 21 October 1915, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 27 October 1915 (rheumatism); embarked from Monte video Camp, Weymouth, to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (22nd Draft), 24 February 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 5 March 1916.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, Moascar, 11 March 1916 (gonorrhoea); transferred to New Zealand Auxiliary Hospital, 16 March 1916; to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 18 March 1916; discharged from hospital, 12 May 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 63 days.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 14 May 1916; transferred to No 4 Hospital Train, 15 May 1916, and admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia.

Commenced return to Australia for discharge (venereal disease: gonorrhoea) from Suez on board HT 'Clan McGillivray', 10 July 1916 (messing duties); discharged (own request), Sydney, 26 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as CARLETON.
Date of death15 October 1944 Mascot, New South Wales
Age at death49
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARELTON Frederick George

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