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Frederick Charles DUNDAS

Date of birth26 November 1890
Place of birthHayward's Heath, Sussex, England
SchoolHighfield School, Southampton, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.7
Height5' 10"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, P J Dundas, 126 Station Street, Fairfield Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 8 months in 4th Bn, Gloucester Regiment, Territorial Force, England.
Enlistment date12 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'At Polygon Wood on 26th. September, 1917, Lieutenant DUNDAS was sniped and badly wounded in the head, but finding that very few Officers remained with the Battalion he insisted on going forward. The Officer who had been detailed to establish communication with the Battalion on our left flank was missing and Lieutenant DUNDAS carried out this duty. His devotion to duty is worthy of special mention.'
Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

FateDied of disease 20 July 1918
Place of burialSt Lawrence) Churchyard, Stratford-Sub-Castle (Grave No 134), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert James and Alice Harriet DUNDAS; Wife: Jean DUNDAS, 27 Arthur Street, Fairfield, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: [367] 2nd Lt Ernest John DUNDAS, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919; First Cousin: 2798 Pte George Henry GRACE, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Died of bronch-pneumonia, Military Hospital, Sutton Veny.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNDAS Frederick Charles

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