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 Arthur William FRICKER

Regimental number5447
Place of birthAlberton, South Australia
AddressHigh Street, Queenstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.8
Height5' 7"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinFather, A W Fricker, Ardenvale, Quorn, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 30 October 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Listed on Quorn Primary School Roll of Honour, Quorn, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty for the period 17th September to November 11th 1918. During the operations carried out on 17th to 19th September 1918 at JEANCOURT and LE VERGUIER by the 4th Australian Division this N.C.O. did most gallant and unselfish service in connection with Horse Ambulance Transport, thereby very materially assisting in the evacuation of the large number of casualties sustained in this operation. This N.C.O. has served continuously with the 4th Australian Field Ambulance Horse Transport since 2nd November 1915 and during this period has been conspicuous for his unfailing cheerfulness and devotion to duty at all times. I consider him most deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Discharge date15 March 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2769 Bombardier Frank Richard FRICKER, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 23 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 30 October 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 15 March 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 August 1945
Place of burialNorth Road Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRICKER  Arthur William

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