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Frederick Charles AYLOTT

Regimental number17
Place of birthIpswich Queensland
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCarrier
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Aylott, Ellenborough Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations 24th/25th April 1918 near VILLERS BRETONNEUX. In the counter-attack on night 24th/25th April 1918 he commanded a platoon of his Company 2 assaults on enemy machine gun positions both of which were successful, and by silencing these guns the advance was enabled to be carried through almost to the final objective. Whilst consolidating the position an enemy barrage was put down and Corporal AYLOTT gave valuable assistance to the only remaining Officer of the Company in rallying the men and keeping them to their difficult task of digging in under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1999 Pte Herbert AYLOTT, 1st Pioneer Bn, died of disease,
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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