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Frederick FURSLAND

Regimental number98
Place of birthBridgewater, Somerset, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDunnwear, Bridgewater, Somerset, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 10"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Fursland, Dunnwear, Bridgewater, Somerset, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 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 Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
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 Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date18 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide on board HMAT 'Geelong', 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, Moascar, 21 December 1915, of overstaying leave from 1700 hours, until 2015 hours, 20 December 1915: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Reported as Prisoner of War in Germany, 13 August 1916.

Place of detention is reported as move from Munster I to Munster III, 25 October 1916.

Now repatriated to England, 4 December 1918.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 January 1919.

Found guilty, 27 February 1919, of being absent without leave from 0900 hours, until 0530 hours, 26 February 1919: awarded 6 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 12 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HMAT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919.

Admitted to ship's hospital, 21 March 1919 (acute pharyngitis); discharged to duty, 27 March 1919.

Disembarked Australia, 25 April 1919; discharged Adelaide, 18 June 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 334 days (of which 3 years 159 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1921
SourcesNAA: B2455, FURSLAND Frederick

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