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Frederick William BANFF

Place of birthCoominya Queensland
Addressc/o Banff Bros., Clinton Vineyards, Coominya
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinJohn Banff c/o Banff Bros., Clinton Vineyards, Coominya
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 April 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Other detailsExtract from a letter from the "front" published in the Queensland Times on 17 September 1915, Pte Ashley Lord described the heroism of Lt Banff of Coominya. "Lt Banff was the hero of his first engagement. He was shot at an early stage through the shoulder blade and even with his arm hanging useless and the bone protruding, he stuck gamely to his task and repeatedly brought his wounded men into shelter under deadly fire. "never a cooler or more efficient man have we seen there. "Loss of blood and sheer exhaustion eventually compelled him to be taken to the rear and he was subsequently sent to the hospital at Alexandria."

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