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Frederick Arthur CLINTON

Regimental number203
Place of birthNorth Carlton, Victoria
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address34 Brunswick Road, East Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinJ Clinton, 34 Brunswick Road, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Catherine Mary CLINTON. Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date15 February 1818
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 15 November 1916 (septic ulcers, legs); transferred to 1st NZ Stationary Hospital, 2 December 1916; to Ambulance Train, 4 December 1916, and admitted to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen; discharged to duty, 10 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 December 1916.

Proceeded on leave, 29 December 1916; rejoined Bn from leave, 13 January 1917.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 March 1917 (scabies); transferred to 1st Field Ambulance, 22 March 1917; discharged to duty from Scabies Station, 8 April 1917, and rejoined Bn in the field.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 23 April 1917.

Detached to 5th Army Musketry School, 5 May 1917; rejoined Bn, 13 May 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 1 June 1917 (scabies); discharged to duty from Scabies Station, 5 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 June 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 July 1917 (synovitis, right knee); transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 16 July 1917; to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 July 1917; to Ambulance Train No 7, 18 July 1917, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 July 1917; transferred to England, 27 July 1917, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 28 July 1917 (synovitis, right knee: slight).

Discharged, 29 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: synovitis, both knees), Melbourne, 15 February 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death12 May 1941
Age at death52
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLINTON Frederick Arthur

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