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Wykeham Henry FREAME

Regimental number764
Date of birth28 February 1885
Place of birthOsaka, Japan
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressGlen Innes, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 10.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMrs Edith May Freame, 51 Kings Road, Hornsby, Yorkshire, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Mexican Army.
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name1st Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 25th April, 1915, and subsequently during operations near Gaba Tepe, for displaying the utmost gallantry in taking water to the firing line although twice hit by snipers.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6545
Date: 3 July 1915

Discharge date20 November 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionasry Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Appointed Sergeant, 28 April 1915.

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Wounded in action, 15 August 1915 (gun shot wound, right arm), admitted to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, and transferred to Mudros; to Enland, 17 August 1915, and admitted to Military Hospital, Newend, Hampstead, London, 31 August 1915.

Returned to Egypt from A&NZ Base Depot, Weymouth, with No 26 Draft, 25 March 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 6 April 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 15 April 1916 (old wound, right arm); transferred by Ambulance Train to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 16 April 1916; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 13 May 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Sydney', 24 June 1916 (recommended for discharge); arrived Sydney, 22 July 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 20 November 1916.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPlace of birth on Attestation Form given as Alberta, Canada; C.E.W. Bean, 'The Story of Anzac', vol. 1, p. 313 gives place of birth as Osaka, Japan.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREAME Wykeham Henry

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