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Frederick George ARMSTRONG

Regimental number60404
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
AddressPortland, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 6.75"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C Armstrong, Abbott Street, Coogee, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 July 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Motor Transport Company
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date10 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 September 1918; admitted to Ships hospital, 20 October 1918 (influenza); discharged from hospital, 25 October 1918; disembarked London, 14 November 1918.

Marched into reinforcements of 2nd Bn, 14 November 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France through Southampton, 28 January 1919; marched into 6th Mechanical Transport Company, Havre, 29 January 1919; taken on strength of 6th Australian Mechanical Transport Company, 2 February 1919. Promoted to Temporary Artificer, 1 March 1919.

Transferred to Australian Graves Registration Detachment, 2 April 1919; departed on leave from France, 5 June 1919; taken on strength of Australian Graves Registration Detachment, Belgium, 18 July 1919; taken on strength of 4th Mechanical Transport Company, France, 25 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; discharged from service, 10 December 1919 (unit demobilised).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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