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Frederick DRAYTON

Date of birth6 July 1889
Place of birthKalgoorlie, Western Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
Address21 Hotham grove, Elsternwick
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kin21 Hotham grove, Elsternwick
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 31st Battalion
Promotion date: 22 November 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 12 October 1916

Croix de Guerre


Recommendation date: 20 January 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
Recommendation date: 2 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Croix de Guerre (France), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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