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Frederick Charles DYER

Regimental number115
Place of birthSeymour, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressMarungi Street, Shepparton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinThomas Dyer, Marungi Street, Shepparton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 March 1915
Place of enlistmentShepparton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 February 1917
Place of death or woundingWounded in France (died in England)
Age at death27.7
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialLeicester (Welford Road) Cemetery (Row OI, Grave No 206), Leicestershire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
93
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas George and Elizabeth DYER, 24 Glass Street, Essendon, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2570 Pte Charles Bernard Baker DYER, 8th Bn, killed in action, 26 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation). Found guilty, Moascar, 14 March 1916, of breaking out of camp, 0600, 10 March, and remaining absent till 1400, 11 March: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.

Found guilty, 15 May 1916, of being in an estaminet during prohibited hours, 14 May 1916: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Took part in a raid on enemy's trenches, night of 20-30 June 1916

Wounded in action, 4 August 1916 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 20 August 1916; to England, 10 September 1916, and admitted to North Evington Hospital, Leicester, 10 September 1916 (bullet wound, chest); died of wounds, 25 February 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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