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Frederick ANTILL

Regimental number2552
Place of birthGranville, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway fitter
AddressWalter Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11"
Weight186 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Antill, Walter Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 4.6 years in the 1st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant Major
Unit nameRailway Supply Detachment, Army Service Corps 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Train


Unit: 1st Anzac Railhead Supply Detachment
Promotion date: 10 December 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (27 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: 27 December 1915

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Discharge date26 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked for Gallipoli from Egypt, 25 June 1915. Awarded Mention in Despatches for service at Gallipoli. Evacuated from Gallipoli via Mudros; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 3 January 1916. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 1 March 1916. Transferred to 8th Depot Unit of Supply, 7 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 March 1916. Promoted Lieutenant, 1 June 1916. On leave to England, 11 November 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 20 November 1916. Transferred to 9th Depot Unit of Supply, 9 January 1917. On leave, 28 April 1917; rejoined unit, 4 May 1917.

Transferred to 2nd Australian Divisional Train, 25 August 1917. Appointed to command 1st Anzac Railhead Supply Detachment, 4 September 1917; relinquished command, 24 September 1917. Promoted Captain, 1st Anzac Railhead Supply Detachment, 11 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 23 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 25 December 1918; discharged, 26 February 1919.

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

Miscellaneous detailsFull name: Frederick Arthur ANTILL
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANTILL Frederick

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