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Frederick Lewis DU RIEU

Regimental number5332
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
SchoolFairfield State School, Victoria
AddressCollingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.11
Height5' 9"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, F W Du Rieu, 1 Bedford Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Senior Cadets; 3 years in Citizren Military Forces; still serving in Army Medical Corps at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 1 August 1916
FateDied of wounds 5 May 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Walter and Anna Maria DU RIEU, 1 Bedford Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 8805 Sapper Garnett BLACKMORE MM, 10th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 17 December 1918; 5753 Pte John Walter SHARRAD, 10th Bn, died of accidental injuries (bomb explosion), 14 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 1 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916; marched into 6th Training Bn, Rollestone, 26 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 November 1916, and reverted to Private; taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 21 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 4 May 1917 (shrapnel wound, head, right knee, left leg), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 5 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as DE RIEU.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DU RIEU Frederick Lewis

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