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Fred FEW

Regimental number1031
Place of birthCottenham England
ReligionChurch of England
Address432 Upper Edward Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Mary Dowd, 432 Upper Edward Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Splendid work as messenger, materially assisting in re-organisation work. (Hooge 20 September 1917).'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

'At HOOGE on September, 20th 1917, during the attack on GLENCORSE and POLYGONVELDE WOODS, Pte. FEW did splendid work in assisting with the reorganisation before the advance on the final objective. At times when artillery fire had made telephone communication impossible, Pte. FEW volunteered and carried messages back to Battalion Headquarters. He was wounded in this action but nevertheless continued to carry out his duties in a cool manner until the Battalion was relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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