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Regimental number3090
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
OccupationTramway controller man
AddressAroma Abbott Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Surname spelt HORSFIELD
Place of burialCroix-du-Bac British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 2), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 55th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force,19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action and admitted to No 14 Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head).

Died of wounds, No 14 Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916.

Buried Bac St Maur Cemetery by Reverend W. Meredith Holliday, no date stated.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as HORSEFIELD.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HORSFIELD Frederick

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