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Frederick Achilles DAUNT

Regimental number3360
Place of birthRosscarberry, Cork, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBatteryman
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 10.5"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A I Daunt, 40 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date21 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Berrima', 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917; marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Larkhill, 18 February 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 14 June 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 15 June 1917; marched out to 5th Pioneer Bn, 22 June 1917, and taken on strength, 1 July 1917.

Proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 15 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 April 1918.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 10 September 1918, and transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station (cellulitis, right knee); transferred to Ambulance Train No 22, 15 September 1918; admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 September 1918. Embarked Havre on HS 'Essequibo' and proceeded to England, 17 September 1918; admitted to War Hospital, Exeter, 18 September 1917; discharged on furlough, 7 November 1918. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 22 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 18 January 1919. Discharged Perth, 21 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAUNT Frederick Achilles

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