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Frederick William Thomas HELMORE

Regimental number11761
Place of birthBendigo Vic
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Address24 Dwyer Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Helmore, 24 Dwyer Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollTrench Mortar Battery Y.1.A.
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty from 25 February to 16 September, 1918. He has at all times showed marked courage under fire, and has set an example of a very high standard to his men. His devotion to duty and gallantry have throughout been conspicuous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 September 1975
Age at death81
Place of burialRochester Cemetery, Victoria

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