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Frederick McGRATH

Regimental number5110
Place of birthGlenelg, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBarman
AddressNorwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A McGrath, 53 Beulah Road, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Australian Imperial Force (1 year 75 days).
Enlistment date1 October 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date10 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched into Suez Camp, Egypt, 16 January 1918.

Found guilty, 21 January 1918, of being absent without leave from 1430 hours, 17 January 1918, until 0630 hours, 18 January 1918: award, 3 days' total forfeiture of pay.

Found guilty, 22 January 1918, of insolence to an NCO: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Marched into "A" Camp, Gabbara, Alexandria, 23 January 1918.

Embarked Alexandria, 23 January 1918; marched into Toranto Camp, Italy, 4 February 1918.

Disembarked Southampton, England, 15 February 1918, and marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, 11 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 May 1918; marched into New Zealand Base Depot, Etaples, 14 May 1918.

Marched out to unit, 16 May 1918.

Found guilty, 24 May 1918, of absenting himself from parade: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 6 June 1918.

Wounded in action and admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 29 July 1918 (barbed wire, left knee); transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 29 July 1918; to No 38 Ambulance Train, 29 July 1918; to No 16 General Hospital, Le Treport, 30 July 1918; discharged, 9 August 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 10 August 1918.

Marched out to unit, 18 August 1918, and rejoined 32nd Bn the same day.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 27 August 1918; admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, no date stated (shrapnel wound, neck); transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 28 August 1918 (gassed, shell); to No 33 Ambulance Train, 28 August 1918; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 29 August 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 1 September 1918; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 2 September 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 11 October 1918.

Marched out to unit, 13 October 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, 15 October 1918.

Found guilty, 30 November 1918, of insolence to his superior officer: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Detached to Demobilisation Camp for Animals, 20 January 1919; rejoined unit, 8 April 1919.

Marched out of 8th Bde Bn for England, 5 May 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 13 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 August 1919; discharged Adelaide, 10 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 1213 Frederick McGRATH for first period of service.
Date of death24 July 1962
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGRATH Frederick

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