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Frederick Charlesworth FROST

Regimental number4411
Place of birthRedfern New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlasterer
Address21Darby Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs A J Frost, Thornton and Ferry Streets, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 11 October 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 14 October 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'In the attack on Mont St. Quentin, on 31 August, 1918, he was in charge of a Lewis gun section and when the battalion was forced to withdraw he remained behind alone, and protected the movement of his company. At one time four of the enemy were within 10 yards, calling on him to surrender. He at once swung his gun on them, killing them all. He then slowly withdrew yard by yard.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Bar to Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For fine courage and determination. On 3 October, 1918, near Beaurevoir, north of St. Quentin, he, on his own initiative, put a machine gun and crew which was holding up the advance, out of action. In order to do this he faced the heavy fire, crawling through a considerable quantity of enemy wire, and rushing the position single handed killed the crew, thus allowing the advance to proceed without casualties, which would otherwise have been sustained. His enterprise in handling his own machine gun team was conspicuous throughout the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Date of death7 October 1971

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