Regimental number760
Place of birthCoatbridge Scotland
Addressc/o Mr David Laing, North Coast Street, Cessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 5.75"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinFather, Hugh Frew, 79 Dundyven Road, Coalbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name34th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked sydney, 2 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 December 1916 (inflamed feet); rejoined 34th Bn, in the field, 19 December 1916.

Detached to Railway Construction, 7 January 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 24 February 1917.

Admitted to 10the Field Ambulance, 21 March 1917 (shell shock), and transferred to 11th Field Ambulance; to Divisional Rest Station, 27 April 1917; rejoined Bn, 28 April 1917.

Admitted to 10 Australian Field Ambulance, 1 May 1917 (neurasthenia); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 4 May 1917; to 4th Stationary Hospital, 9 May 1917 (now diagnosed shell shock: battle casualty); discharged to unit, 7 June 1917; rejoined Bn, Belgium, 10 June 1917.

Reverted to ranks at own request, 23 June 1917.

Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, 29 June 1917 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 2nd Australian casualty Clearing Station, 30 June 1917; to 7th Canadian Stationary Hospital, 7 July 1917; to 4th Stationary Hospital, Arques, 7 July 1917 (neurasthenia); discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 26 July 1917; transferred to England, 5 October 1917; marched in to No 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 6 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 1 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 3 January 1918, for travel overland to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 11 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death3 February 1935
Place of burialCessnock Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREW Adam