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Frederick William HART

Regimental number3474
Place of birthSeamer England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, T Hart, Lrton Leamer near Scarborough, England
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Medal

'This Non-commissioned Officer is a member of the Battalion Scouting Section. On the afternoon of the 26th March 1918 he carried out a very daring reconnaissance into, and in the vicinity of HEBUTERNE, prior to the advance of the Battalion. Whilst engaged on this work, he encountered an enemy patrol which he promptly engaged. He shot one member of the party at point blank range, and the remainder dispersed. He then proceeded with his investigations, despite the great personal risk involved. For his very gallant conduct on this occasion he is strongly recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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