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Frederick Royden CHALMERS

Date of birth--/01/1881
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGovernment servant
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, R H Chalmers, Bagdad, Tasmania
Enlistment date16 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 27th Battalion
Promotion date: 16 December 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 15 August 1918

Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George


Recommendation date: 26 January 1919

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. He filled a dangerous gap between his flank and the next battalion by organizing and leading forward his staff of signallers and runners, capturing several prisoners, of whom he himself took three. Under very heavy fire he then pushed on ahead of the objective, and seized a most advantageous position, from which he made a valuable reconnaissance of nearly a mile of the newly captured front. His initiative and personal courage were a splendid inspiration to his battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, CMG, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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