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Frederick DENNISON

Regimental number1932
Place of birthPoplar England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShip's fireman
AddressWangaratta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Frank Dennison, 26 Bloomfield Street, Upper North Street, Poplar, London, England
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDischarged 21 October 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Hebuterue on 29th March 1918. During an attack in which his Company went over but was forced to withdraw owing to non success on the flank this stretcher bearer displayed tireless energy and complete contempt for danger in carrying in wounded. For the following 2 days he and another bearer went out, in daylight, in search of a wounded man whom they eventually located and brought in safety. They came continually under enemy machine gun fire the nature of the fighting being such that Stretcher Bearers were not allowed to work unmolested.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 July 1965
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery

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