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Frederick George CHADWICK

Regimental number289
Place of birthLondon Fields, Hackney, London, England
SchoolGayhurst Road Council School, London Fields, Hackney, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressCopmanhurst, Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, John William Chadwick, 43 Blackstone Road, Dalston, London, England
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in the Royal Field Artillery, British Army; discharged in England.
Enlistment date22 October 1915
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFamily history has it that he deserted from the British Army and came to Australia to be with his brother Harry, only to find that he had joined the AIF.
FateKilled in Action 9 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death22
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Cemetery (Row A, Grave No.28), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents William and Mary CHADWICK, 43 Blackstone Road, London Fields, Hackney, London, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1013 Lance Corporal Harry CHADWICK, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 23 July 1916.

Found guilty, 6 October 1916, of neglect to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he neglected to clear the floor of a hut after being warned to do so by Sgt. Bell, 6/10/16: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 January 1917 (mumps); transferred same day to 7th General Hospital, St Omer; dischaged, 25 January 1917; rejoined Bn, 28 January 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 February 1917 (mumps); transferred to 7th General Hospital, 8 February 1917; discharged to Base Details, 28 February 1917; rejoined Bn, 4 March 1917.

Reported missing in action, 9 June 1917; confirmed killed in action, 9 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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