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Frederick DREW

Regimental number3446
Place of birthDiamond Creek, Victoria
Other NamesDREW, Frrederick
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs I L Drew, Bellvue, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 August 1916

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 2 September 1916

FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 21 May 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Frederick Drew on NR
Medals

Military Medal

'These men [DREW, 3547 James Leslie STEWART, 2797 Harold Alfred GOTTLIEB, 2365 Harold Edward SCHMIDT] are all members of the scouting section and rendered very gallant service both in reconnaissance in front of our most advanced positions and also in acting as runners under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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