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Frederick William LYDIATE

Regimental number985
Place of birthGuildford, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachine expert
Address86 Crawford Road, Maylands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Lydiate, c/o George Lydiate, station master, Buntine via Wongan Hills, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah LYDIATE, Guildford, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-HMAT 'Geelong', 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916Note on Red Cross File No 1650115: 'Killed in Action 19.7.16[.] No further report[.] Cert. by A.I.F. Hqrs List 15.11.18. No report of burial[.] Cert. by A.I.F. Hqrs 6.12.18'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LYDIATE Frederick William
Red Cross file 1650115

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