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Frederick McGRATH

Regimental number1213
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
Address52 Whitmore Square, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.25"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Adelaide McGrath, 52 Whitmore Square, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (unfit at time of compulsory training examination)
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 2 May 1916
Discharge date18 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Mudros.

Marched into Anzac Advanced Base, Mudros, 4 December 1915.

Found guilty, Egypt, 8 December 1915, of being absent from 1400 hours parade: award, forfeits 1 day's pay.

Taken on strength of 9th Light Horse, 18 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 3rd Light Horse Reserve Regiment, 6 March 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 1 April 1916 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 3 April 1916 (vision).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Armadale', 21 May 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 25 June 1916; discharged (medically unfit, defective vision), Adelaide, 18 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 5110 Frederick McGRATH for second period of service.
Date of death30 March 1931

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