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Frederick Charles KINGSTON

Regimental number775
Place of birthEpsom, Surrey, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMurwillumbah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Kingston, Wingun, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 December 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1916
Discharge date6 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 23 August 1915 (gun shot wound, chest and throat: severe); evacuated on HS 'Devanha' to Malta, 4 September 1915; transferred to England, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 12 September 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 5 March 1916. Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 28 March 1916; discharged to duty, 29 May 1916; total period of treatment for veneral disease: 63 days.

Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 1 June 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 12 June 1916 (old wound); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 14 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia form Suez on board HT 'Clan McGillivray', 10 July 1916; discharged, 6 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 August 1956
Place of burialMurwillumbah Catholic Cemetery

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