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Frederick Cairns DRYSDALE

Regimental number6988
Place of birthWedderburn, Victoria
SchoolWedderburn State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressWedderburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr J Drysdale, Wedderburn, Victoria
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Annie Frances DRYSDALE, Wedderburn, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 1271 Pte Alfred Oswald BINGER, 29th Bn, killed in action, 26-27 September 1917; 492 Sapper Maxwell BINGER, 2nd Tunnelling Company, returned to Australia, 4 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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