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Regimental number424
Place of birthCopenhagen, Denmark
Other NamesJOHNSTON, John
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.10
Height5' 7.75"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, Fritz Christian Frederiksen
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAnzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Forty-One on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 October 1919
Discharge date23 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.

Sick to hospital, Anzac Cove, 29 June 1915; returned to duty, 2 July 1915 (n further details recorded on B 103).

Sick to hospital, Anzac Cove, 2 August 1915; rejoined Regiment, 2 October 1915.

Statutory Declaration, 8 November 1915, stated true name to be Arnold Marius FREDERIKSEN.

Found guilty, 7 January 1916, of being absent without leave, Maadi: awarded 7 days confined to barracks.

Found guilty, 10 January 1916, of being absent from Defaulters' Roll Call, 6-9 pm, 9 January 1916: awarded 7 days confined to barracks.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo, 20 January 1916 (jaundice), and transferred to A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 29 January 1916; discharged to unit, 1 February 1916.

Transferred to 15th Field Artillery Brigade, Tel el Kebir, 1 April 1916, mustered as Gunner, and taken on strength, 60th Battery.

Found guilty, 1 April 1916, of (1) being a soldier, breaking out of Camp; (2) being absent without leave from 0900, 29 March, to 2145, 30 March 1916: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeiture of 20 days' pay: total forfeiture, 22 days' pay.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 9 May 1916, on charge of while on Active Service being absent without leave from 0830, 26 April, to 1830, 1 May 1916: awarded 4 months' imprisonment with hard labour; sentence suspended from 20 June 1916, by order of C-in-C..

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 August 1916; disembarked England.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 20 February 1917; discharged from hospital, 20 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 54 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1917; marched in to 5th Division Base Depot, 17 March 1917.

Taken on strength, 19th Bn, 5 April 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 August 1917 (mouth ulcers, syphilis), and transferred to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 14 August 1917 (gonorrhoea); discharged to Base Depot, 30 September 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease(syphilis): 50 days.

Found guilty, 10 October 1917, of overstaying leave pass from 9.30 pm to 10.45 pm, 9 October 1917: awarded 14 days confined to camp.

Rejoined 19th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 20 October 1917.

On leave to Paris, 13 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 18 January 1918.

To England on leave, 2 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 20 February 1918.

Married Constance Louisa BRODERICK, spinster, aged 19, Christ Church Anglican Church, Fulham, 25 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 25 October 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 December 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 23 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FREDERIKSEN Arnold Marius

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