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Gregory FREEZE

Regimental number343
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHospital attendant
AddressDunn Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 2"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julia Ann Freeze, Dunn Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Discharge date26 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked, 24 November 1915; disembarked Suez, ex-H.M.A.T. 'Geelong', 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, Duntroon Plateau, 6 April 1916, of (1) being absent from parade, (2) being absent without leave from 1500 hours, 6 April 1916, until 0955 hours, 8 April 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 3 days' pay and has a forfeiture of 5 days' extra pay.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, then transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, Ferry Post, 18 April 1916 (conjunctivitis); discharged and rejoined 32nd Bn, 22 April 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, then transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 22 April 1916 (defective vision); to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 23 April 1916 (hypermetropia); discharged and rejoined 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 26 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916.

Admitted to Ship's Hopital, at sea, 18 June 1916 (influenza); discharged, 19 June 1916.

Disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, 28 June 1916 (sciatica); transferred to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 28 June 1916 (myalgia); to England from No 3 Canadian General Hospital, 2 July 1916; admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, 2 July 1916; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Harefield, 13 July 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Epsom, 15 July 1916.

Found guilty, 9 August 1916, of (1) being absent without leave from 1500 hours, until 1605 hours, 9 August 1916, (2) using insulting and obscene language: awarded 3 days' detention and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Marched into 8th Training Bn, 5 September 1916.

Marched into 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 11 September 1916.

Marched out to unit, 28 September 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 30 September 1916.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, 12 October 1916; transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 13 October 1916 (cystitis); to No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, 6 November 1916 (prostutisis); still a patient at No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, 6 January 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Outreau, 4 February 1917.

Found guilty, 17 February 1917, of being absent without leave from 2100 hours, 15 February 1917, until apprehended at 0915 hours, 16 February 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 1 and forfeited 2 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Admitted to No 3 Rest Camp, 2 March 1917 (frostbite).

Found guilty, 5 March 1917, of being absent without leave from 2100 hours, 3 March 1917, until being apprehended at approximately 1045 hours, 4 March 1917: forfeited 5 days' pay.

Admitted No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogue, 3 April 1917 (concussion and sprain to left shoulder from accidental injury).

Found guilty, 6 April 1917, of being absent from 2100 hours, 5 April 1917, until being found in bed at 0500 hours, 6 April 1917: awarded 14 days' confined to camp and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Marched in No 3 Rest Camp, 6 April 1917.

Found guilty, Malborough Detail's Camp, 9 April 1917, of being a defaulter whilst on active service: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 1 and forfeited 9 days' pay.

Marched in 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 10 April 1917.

Marched out to unit, 19 April 1917; rejoined 32nd Bn, 21 April 1917.

Detached to 8th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 10 May 1917.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 8th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 14 May 1917.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 27 June 1917, and tranferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station, the same day (debility); to No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, 28 June 1917; to No 29 Ambulance Train, 2 July 1917; to No 15 General Hospital, 2 July 1917 (ciphalgia); to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 14 July 1917; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, 9 August 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 22 September 1917.

Classified as fit for Permanent Base duties by Medical Board due to disordered action of the heart and shell shock, 26 September 1917.

Proceeded to England, 5 October 1917; marched in No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 October 1917 (class B2B).

Commenced return to Australia from London on board HMAT 'Achises', 1 November 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 1 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 26 April 1918.

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

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death6 July 1935
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREEZE Gregory

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