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Frederick Oswald AARONS

Date of birth10 January 1889
Place of birthGrafton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHotel Australia, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Aarons, Apsley Station, Hay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the New Zealand Field Artillery.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 120
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916

2nd Lieutenant

Promotion date: 9 November 1915


Promotion date: 1 September 1916

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Second embarkation, no NR details.
Discharge date15 February 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 12 September 1914; 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 12 November 1915.

Wounded, 12 December 1915 (gunshot wound, right eye and right shoulder; blinded in the right eye).

Returned to Australia, 28 January 1916.

Re-enlisted, and re-embarked, 2 October 1916.

Taken on strength, 102nd Howitzer Battery, 10 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 31 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 30 December 1917, for onward overland travel to Sydney; appointment terminated (discharged) (medically unfit: defective vision), 15 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal. Awarded the MBE, May 1937.
SourcesNAA: B2455, AARONS Frederick Oswald

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